"My first exposure to music was not in a concert or on the radio - it was my mother singing a lullaby to me, just as her mother had sung to her, and her mother before her. I’m continuing this tradition with my daughter and the lullabies on this CD express my love for her."
- Rachel Barton Pine, 2013
Getting young children and adults to unwind is something first-time mother and internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine knows a thing or two about.
Pine's baby daughter Sylvia accompanies her on her concert tours. In Sylvia's first year she traveled to three Canadian provinces, six foreign countries and 20 U.S. states. Spending many days away from home, Rachel and her husband Greg found the best way for the family to connect and relax was through a daily tradition of enjoying classical music lullabies.
Recorded with Pine on violin and Matthew Hagle on piano, VIOLIN LULLABIES features 25 lullabies by some of the world’s greatest composers: Schubert, Fauré, Strauss and Ravel, including George Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess and the famous "Brahms's Lullaby."
"A greatly gifted young violinist…her sound was rich and commanding."
- The New York Times
"An exciting, boundary-defying performer."
- Washington Post
"Rachel Barton Pine really may be the most charismatic, the most virtuosic, and the most compelling American violinist of her generation."
- All Music Guide