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Rachel Barton Pine - Blues Dialogues. What a fascinating, beautiful disc / GRAMOPHONE

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What a fascinating, beautiful disc. Rachel Barton Pine has borrowed the name from the four Blues Dialogues for unaccompanied violin by Dolores White. Around them, she's drawn on a two-decade fascination with music by black composers to assemble a remarkably varied and rewarding recital linked by the unifying idea of the Blues. And if that idea initially suggests a formula – or (gulp!) crossover – that impression is quickly dispelled.

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