Beau Soir / violinist Janine Jansen

Audio Samples

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Dubugnon, Richard : La Minute Exquise, for violin & piano
>Boulanger, Lili : Nocturne for Violin and Piano in F major
>Dubugnon, Richard : Hypnos, for violin & piano
>Messiaen, Olivier : Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
>Dubugnon, Richard : Retour a Montfort-Lamaury, for violin & piano

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Dubugnon, Richard : La Minute Exquise, for violin & piano
>Boulanger, Lili : Nocturne for Violin and Piano in F major
>Dubugnon, Richard : Hypnos, for violin & piano
>Messiaen, Olivier : Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Apres un reve, Op. 7 no 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
>Dubugnon, Richard : Retour a Montfort-Lamaury, for violin & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

For her first recital recording celebrated Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen has chosen a program of French music performed with celebrated pianist Itamar Golan. The album, “Beau Soir” is named after Debussy’s evocation of evening- takes us from dusk to the moonlit night, from lullabies into sleep, from dreams to awakening and recollection.

Gramophone Magazine
All the pieces here are beautifully played. Janine Jansen doesn't force her view of the music on the listener, concentrating here on an elegant, sophisticated style, but there's always a flicker of something - a little extra pressure, or a note with faster vibrato - that brings each phrase to life. Itmar Golan shows a similarly lively musical intelligence.

Classic FM Magazine
Jansen explores the violin's dynamic range to intoxicating effect...Even in a golden age of brilliant young female players...Jansen's profound sensitivity to phrase, colour, dynamic and atmosphere is special.

BBC Music Magazine
this exquisite recital finds Janine Jansen at her most seductive...what impresses is the beauty of Jansen's hushed playing. The last movements of both [sonatas] fizz and crackle, but these performances are about so much more than dazzling pyrotechnics

International Record Review
Janine Jansen and her pianist Itamar Golan approach the Debussy Sonata with admirable restraint...[her] sound is beautiful and cultivated

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010).

Evening, night, and morning seems to be the progression in the program music chosen by violinist Janine Jansen and pianist Itamar Golan on Beau Soir. The opening selections from Debussy, including the brief Beau Soir itself, can be taken to depict a pleasant evening, with Richard Dubugnon's quiet La Minute Exquise introducing the calm moments of early bedtime, along with the advancing sleep of Lili Boulanger's Nocturne. Dreaming is represented in Dubugnon's Hypnos and, perhaps, even a nightmare in Messiaen's Théme et Variations. Then, appropriately, comes Faure's Après un Rêve ("After a Dream"), and a series of Ravel pieces of increasing energy point to the arrival of dawn and new activity. A final Dubugnon effort, Retour à Montfort-Lamaury, begins the cycle over again. Beau Soir is an ambitious collection, especially in the varied demands it makes on the violinist and pianist, who are up to the challenge. ~ William Ruhlmann



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Debussy, Claude : Beau soir
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Dubugnon, Richard : La Minute Exquise, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Boulanger, Lili : Nocturne for Violin and Piano in F major
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Dubugnon, Richard : Hypnos, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Messiaen, Olivier : Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1927

>Dubugnon, Richard : Retour à Montfort-Lamaury, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Itamar Golan (Piano); Janine Jansen (Violin)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio, Berlin (05/14/2010-05/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary