May Pick from Tara Lynn, announcer of "As You Like It":“My first exposure to music was not at a concert. It was not on the radio. It was the sound of my mother’s voice as she sang a lullaby to me, just as her mother had sung to her, and her mother before her.” –Rachel Barton Pine
"While Pine has built a reputation on performing the more exciting, blood-pumping, foot-stomping parts of the classical repertoire, this new mother appears to have made a seamless transition from rocking a violin to cradling a newborn. Taking quiet moments to research the genre, Pine found no extant catalog of the many lullabies composers worldwide had written for her instrument. She collected more than one hundred and fifty works and chose the selections for the album on “musical merit” alone. Violin Lullabies, which is dedicated to Pine’s daughter, includes several world premieres along with many traditional favorites to soothe the spirit."
By Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagel, piano, Cedille (2013).