Carlin has the honor of being my FIRST GUEST in the studios and he put together something a little different than my usual selections and he had this to say about his theme:

In the early pandemic I started listening to a bit more classical music, and watching Youtube videos about classical music. Despite playing violin growing up, I never really liked classical music all that much, but gained a new appreciation for it recently. I picked 5 violin pieces that I really enjoy for various reasons.


  1. Open by Rhye on Woman (Polydor Ltd. (UK)) Info

    Live on NPR Music Front Row

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  3. Featured The Dance of the Goblins by Sarah Chang on Simply Sarah (Capitol Records)

    Originally by Antonio Bazzini

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  5. Featured Schön Rosemarin by Ray Chen on The Golden Age (Decca Music Group Limited)
  6. Disarm by The Smashing Pumpkins on Siamese Dream (Virgin Records)
  7. Featured Introduction et Tarantelle by Midori on Encore! (Sony BMG)

    Originally by Pablo de Sarasate

  8. Plasticities by Andrew Bird on Armchair in Apocrypha (Fat Possum) Info

    Live From The Basement

  9. Featured Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 27 "Ballade" by Maxim Vengerov on Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, & Others: Chamber Works (Biddulph Recordings) Info

    Originally by Eugène Ysaÿe

  10. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead by Stars on Set Yourself On Fire (Arts & Crafts)
  11. Featured Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona by Hilary Hahn on Hilary Hahn Plays Bach (Sony BMG)