Happy Birthday Violin Variations — Rachel Barton Pine

Happy Birthday Violin Variations — Rachel Barton Pine
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs her own virtuoso composition, “Introduction, Theme and Variations on the Birthday Song,” for the Lake Forest Symphony’s 75th anniversary gala on November 3, 2007.

Rachel Barton Pine is an internationally acclaimed concert violinist, recording artist, educator, philanthropist, and diehard heavy metal fan.

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  1. Super,super,super genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I’m so excited because i get to see her perform and give me a lecture about violin for a school orchestra and I’m one out of 12 that gets to see her!!!

  3. To the people who feel the laughter is disrespectful — it’s not; it’s merely an affectionate acknowledgement of all the witty violinistic in-jokes she’s incorporated into the piece. A brilliant bit of musical parody and tribute to some great form violinist/composers!

  4. Magnificent! Not only does Rachel Barton Pine play the violin devilishly well but she also has an impish sense of humour in making it look so easy.

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