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Rachel Barton Pine and Jory Vinikour Talk Bach ahead of Chamber Music Charleston Concert

Jory Vinikour is seated at an elaborately-designed harpsichord, with his hands on the keys. Just to Vinikour's left is Rachel Barton Pine, who holds her violin by its neck. Both are smiling.
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
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Jory Vinikour and Rachel Barton Pine

Internationally-acclaimed violin and harpsichord duo offer insights into composer’s Sonata in E major, BWV 1016, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview, host Bradley Fuller speaks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour about two Bach works the pair will be performing at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre alongside Chamber Music Charleston on Tuesday, September 28th. Pine and Vinikour share about what makes this music personally meaningful for them, how Bach was an innovator when it came to composing for keyboardists, the instruments they will use for their performance, and more.

The concert, which will be the season opener for Chamber Music Charleston’s 2021-2022 Ovation Concert Series, also features flutist Regina Helcher Yost joining Pine and Vinikour as a soloist for the fifth Brandenburg Concerto. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, will conclude the program, with Pine as first violin. More information can be found on the Chamber Music Charleston website.

Rachel Barton Pine and Jory Vinikour performing the fourth and final movement of J.S. Bach's Sonata in E major for Violin and Harpsichord, which Pine describes as "absolutely fun, flashy, very fast, brilliant." The sonata is one of three works being performed for Chamber Music Charleston's September 28th concert.

Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.