Janine Jansen!

Janine Jansen’s new CD: “Beau Soir”!

  • Boulanger, L: Nocturne
  • Debussy: Violin Sonata, Beau Soir. Clair de Lune
    arranged by A. Roelens
  • Dubugnon: La Minute Exquise,  Hypnos, Retour à Montfort-Lamaury
  • Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
    arr. violin & piano
  • Messiaen:  Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
  • Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major

Janine Jansen (violin) & Itmar Golan (piano)

For her first recital recording, celebrated Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen has chosen a program of French music, performed with her regular recital partner, celebrated pianist Itamar Golan

“She’s intoxicating, and with Golan as a partner, unstoppable” [The Observer, concert review]

Janine’s CD titled “Beau Soir” – named after Debussy’s evocation of evening – takes us from dusk to the moonlit night, from lullabies into sleep, from dreams to awakening and recollection.

Popular classics such as Fauré’s Berceuse and Après un rêve and Debussy’s Claire de lune are contrasted with three substantial works; sonatas by Debussy and Ravel, as well as Messiaen’s Theme and Variations.

The album also includes three new works by the widely – admired contemporary Swiss composer Richard Dubugnon, whose violin concerto Janine Jansen premiered in Paris in 2008. Now resident in the French capital, Richard Dubugnon acted as a consultant on the ‘Beau Soir’ album and shares the background to the project in the booklet essay.

Here is an interesting interview with Janine Jansen:


Here she is again on live recording on September 23rd, 2007: Marvelous playing! Notice the musical feeling, the Passion! Great playing!

Tags: Janine Jansen, Faure, Debussy, Ravel

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