Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Janine Jansen plays a program of French music with recital partner Itamar Golan to be Released February 22nd

“At once elegant and electrifying, the beautiful Dutch violinist has taken the concert world by storm with her jewel-like sound and innovative yet impeccable sense of musical style.” Town & Country “Exuberant and just plain dazzling.” Los Angeles Times

On February 22nd, Decca will release violinist Janine Jansen’s seventh studio album and her first recital recording. Entitled Beau Soir after Debussy's evocation of evening, the album by the “extravagantly gifted” (Vogue) Dutch virtuoso takes us from dusk to the moonlit night, from lullabies into sleep, from dreams to awakening and recollection.

Jansen’s regular recital partner, pianist Itamar Golan joins her in this journey through the night. Popular classics such as Fauré’s Berceuse and Après un rêve, Debussy's Claire de lune and Lili Boulanger’s Nocturne are contrasted with three substantial works; sonatas by Debussy and Ravel, and Messiaen's Theme and Variations.

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