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About the Album

The second major Romantic concerto recording for Janine Jansen following her remarkable interpretations of two pillars of Romantic violin repertoire, the Mendelssohn and Bruch concertos.

Jansen has already wowed the world with her performances of Tchaikovsky’s tour de force: “Janine Jansen impressed again in Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto with the technical precision and musical bravura with which she played this beloved repertoire.” NRC Handelsblad

Souvenir d’un lieu cher provides a delightful link to the Concerto recording. The first movement ‘Meditation’ was initially intended as the Concerto slow movement, before it was later replaced by the ‘Canzonetta’.

Everything here is vital, un-hackneyed. And yet Jansen is very much the old-fashioned romantic. Her way with tempo rubato and with dynamic contrasts is unashamedly free. There's an intimacy about her playing which sits well with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra... The partnership with Daniel Harding could hardly be tighter


Album Info

Release date:‎ October 4, 2008
Label: Decca
Number of discs:‎ 1