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Scottish Fantasies for Violin and Orchestra

Scottish Fantasies for Violin and Orchestra
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Alasdair Fraser, fiddle
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Platt, conducting

Review by: Robert Zierolf


Bruch's aptly titled concerto is also available on a plethora of recordings, but this one is attractive not only for Rachel Barton Pine's fine rendition of the warhorse, but especially for lesser known Scottish works by Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie and Sir John Blackwood McEwen as well as Sarasate's Airs écossais and a medley of Scottish tunes by Pine and fiddler Alasdair Fraser.


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Robert Zierolf is Professor of Music Theory and History and Division head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. He is also a freelance writer on classical music.


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