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Rush (2005)

For solo violin

Commissioned for Rachel Barton Pine by Saint Paul Sunday/American Public Media Radio
Premiered on the radio by Rachel Barton Pine on 17 April 2005
Duration: 2 minutes

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Rush for solo violin performed by Rachel Barton Pine

Program Note

Rush for solo violin was commissioned by Saint Paul Sunday/American Public Media Radio for Rachel Barton Pine and was premiered on the radio on April 17th, 2005 by Rachel Barton Pine.  The work, approximately 2 minutes in duration, is a kind of rich fanfare which shows off the virtuosity of the soloist.

I was thinking of coffee rush and sugar rush images when I composed this work as well as the dazzling and profoundly nuanced technical skill of Rachel.  Rachel and I have worked together on many works and it was a pure joy to compose this for her.

— Augusta Read Thomas


Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

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