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5.0 out of 5 stars Very special, 28 May 2010
This review is from: Beethoven & Britten Violin Concertos (Audio CD)
Janine Jansen plays the Beethoven concerto very freshly and with great confidence and poise. Her generally direct, lively approach has plenty of space for beauty of tone and poetic interpretation. The Larghetto is played flowingly and the finale has a great range of expression: energtic, musing and, above all, dancing. The rapport with the Bremen orchestra is very special. Their period style, with limited use of vibrato, contrasts with her more romantic style with plentiful but varied use of vibrato but this works very well. The ensemble is superb with a real sense of the performers playing as though they are chamber musicians. The orchestra under Paavo Jarvi bring energy and character to the piece especially the finale. Listen out in particular for the way the strings play the main theme with such zest and individuality and for the splendid bassoon playing. The Britten concerto is possibly even finer. There have been a number of recordings of the work in recent years including a ripely romantic version from Maxim Vengerov and a gritty (even scratchy) one from Daniel Hope. Jansen's version is searingly well played bringing out the disturbing pain as well as the beauty and energy of the piece. Again there is very special orchestral support, this time from the London Symphony Orchestra and Jarvi, and the recording quality is outstanding.
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