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Dutch violin star Janine Jansen brings together the great concerto by Beethoven and the rarely heard concerto by Benjamin Britten – Acclaimed Dutch violinist Janine Jansen fulfills a long-held ambition to record Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto alongside the monumental Beethoven Violin Concerto. According to Janine, these are “two of the greatest concertos ever written.” Janine has championed the Britten Concerto since she first played it nearly ten years ago. The work, composed while Britten was in his 20s and his first complete composition after arriving in the US in 1939, features both technically brilliant and elegantly lyrical elements. “Whenever a violin repertory piece needs revitalizing, there’s one simple solution. Hire Janine Jansen to play it.” –The Times, London Janine pairs this 20th-century work with the Beethoven Concerto and brings a similarly new perspective to the work. The recording of the Beethoven follows the acclaimed Beethoven Symphony cycle from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi.

Album Info

Release date: July 30, 2009
Label: Decca
Number of discs:‎ 1