Alongside each of her programs, Rachel is delighted to offer lecture/demonstrations that provide context, deepen appreciation, and illuminate fresh perspectives on the works performed, often by drawing connections to literature and other artistic disciplines. Examples include a talk on Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata and Leo Tolstoy’s novella, the poetry of Paul Celan and Matthew Aucoin’s Celan Fragments, and a narrative history of various approaches to the violin and piano duo, with performance illustrations throughout.