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Celloconcerto with Maarten Jansen (brother of Janine) + new cd Janine Jansen

October 14, 2007 at 6:50 PM

Yesterday I had a concert in Leiden with Leiden Sinfonietta, a small chamber orchestra with 5 1th violins (my only orchestra where I play 1th violin)and 4 2th violins. We played in the Waag in Leiden
Although it is a very small concerthall, it has similarities with our famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam:
, specially the pillars and the windows near the ceiling and the construction around those windows.
We played:
Mozart Ouverture Der Schauspieldirektor
R.Schumann Celloconcerto opus 129
and after the break:
J.Koetsier (I think an unknown Dutch composer, but the music was not bad)
A.Borodin 3th Symphony
The soloist in the celloconcerto was Maarten Jansen, the brother of.. Janine Jansen.

I asked if it was ok that I made a photo of him and put it om my violinweblog. That was no problem. He was also interested in a copy of a recording I had made with my old-fashioned cassetterecorder. I made the photo, but on the left you can see the pen, whith which I noticed his address. In the background you can see parts of a big iron balance, they used in the past for weighing cheese and other products. Waag= weighing room.
Maarten played very good like his sister (its all in the family) but he did not move so much during playing.
His sister Janine Jansen, who had kissed in the past our leaving amateurconductor of Leiden Sinfonietta on the conservatory (lucky him), who also now has a new partner, has a new cd Janine's Bachcd with Bachmusic. Janine's website, has also changed

Apart of the well known 2th Partita with the Ciacone, she plays duo's with viola and trio's with viola and cello (not her brother Maarten, who played on her 4 seasonVivaldi-cd)
OK 3 entries in 1 day must be enough for the time being. I am writing myself of the first rollblogpage.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on October 14, 2007 at 7:48 PM
Most small towns in the U.S. have a week-long festival around this time of year. They come from what are known as "harvest festivals" but they usually celebrate some local historical event, or can be about anything really. They have parades and put temporary stands up which sell cotton candy and carmel apples and chili dogs, and so on. Now, one thing they used to have, I haven't seen one in a while, not sure I ever saw one really, but I think I did when I was a little kid, was they'd get the best looking girl in town and put her in what they called a "kissing booth." For five dollars she'd give you a kiss. They'd use all the money they made to buy a new fire truck or something. I'm thinking Janine maybe gets about two dollars from every CD she sells. If she sells ten thousand CDs, which I think I've heard is typical for a classical CD, then she gets about twenty thousand dollars. If you divide that by five you get four thousand. There are about two thousand minutes in a week of eight hour days. She can easily give one kiss every thirty seconds and break even; in just one week. Crisp fall air, sunny fall colors on the trees and on the ground. No overhead because she can stay here for free. A streamlined operation. What do you say Janine?
From Albert Justice
Posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:51 AM
I'm anxious to see her new site. She amazes me. I watched her at Royal Albert Hall on Youtube, and playing Bartok outdoors as well.
From Albert Justice
Posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:56 AM
Her new site is nice--I liked the old one as well though. I'm real pleased to get to here Bach Inventions there too!.

She rocks....

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