Rachel Barton Pine: Dependent Arising

August 21, 2023, 9:00 am

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Acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 26th recording for Cedille Records. Dependent Arising reveals surprising confluences between classical and heavy metal music by pairing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Earl Maneein’s Dependent Arising, performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Tito Muñoz. Known for her virtuosity, expressive playing, and extensive repertoire, Pine discovered her love for heavy metal as a teenager, and later performed at rock radio stations where she would intersperse covers of songs by Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and Metallica with works by Paganini and Ysaÿe. Maneein’s Dependent Arising pushes the boundaries of a traditional concerto and draws inspiration from the Western European classical music tradition, the world of “Extreme Metal,” and the composer’s practice as a Buddhist.