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Bram Heemskerk

Janine Jansen new Britten-cd + score

October 26, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Janine Jansen has recorded a rarity. In her opinion Britten violin concerto deserves a place between the top standard often played iron violinrepertoire, like Beethoven she also recorded:

If you open her website  www.janinejansen.com  you hear the first 1.22 minutes the 2th movement of Britten.

I think Britten will be not been often played because it is quite modern like Stravinsky and Schoenberg violin concerto, so more difficult to understand this music for a more broader audience. So Romantic violinconcerto's will be more popular.

Here the score of Britten of another version:

 


From Yixi Zhang
Posted on October 28, 2009 at 4:13 AM

I'm delighted that she thought so highly of the Britten's VC. I tend to agree. You won't believe how many professional violinists I have introduced this piece to during the last year or so. I just can't believe these fine concert violinists had never heard of this piece before I met them, but the reality seems that professional violinists just don't have the time to listen to a lot of recordings, nor check your blogs:)

Thank you for posting this.

Yixi


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on October 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

The interview was interesting. Beethoven is a "hot" concerto these days. We ear about it everywhere.  Britten, I didn't know but it seems great.

Anne-Marie


From Mitchell Pressman
Posted on October 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Janine's great, I saw her perform with the Cleveland Orch. a couple of seasons back.  Not only was her playing fantastic, but she also exuded charm and charisma.

I've never thought of the Britten VC as terribly modernistic, but as I heard the snippet of her playing it, it seemed she brought out some modernistic-sounding elements I hadn't really picked up in the recording I usually listen to (Vengerov/Rostropovich).  I guess that's what a great interpreter does.

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