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Janine Jansen - Shostakovich, Ravel

Live from the Wigmore Hall in London, a concert in which violinist Janine Jansen is joined by pianist Itamar Golan. Shostakovich: Violin Sonata. Ravel: Violin Sonata; Tzigane.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

The internationally acclaimed violinist Janine Jansen performs substantial twentieth century sonatas by Shostakovich and Ravel, with Itamar Golan at the piano.

Shostakovich: Violin Sonata

8.10pm
Interval:
Shostakovich: Jazz suite no.2
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
conductor Dmitry Yablonsky

8.30pm: Part 2
Ravel: Violin Sonata
Ravel: Tzigane

Janine Jansen (violin)
Itamar Golan (piano)

Composed in honour of David Oistrakh's 60th birthday, this is Shostakovich's only violin sonata, a haunting work composed long after his two concertos for the instrument. Ravel's sonata is also a late work, contrasting sparse textures with a foray into American blues, the sound world which was all around him in 1920s Paris.

Tzigane was composed for the renowned Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi, and appropriates the gypsy folk style. 'This Tzigane must be a piece of great virtuosity', he wrote while working on the score.

c.9.00pm by Adopt a Composer - The Weymouth-based Quangle Wangle Choir work with Jenni Pinnock on her Quangle Quadrille.

Plus All this week, orchestral music by Maurice Ravel. Tonight Jonathan Swain introduces favourite recordings of Ravel's Alborada del gracioso and Ma Mere l'Oye (complete ballet).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Violin Sonata, Op. 134

      Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
  • Interval

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Jazz Suite no.2

      Orchestra: Russian State Symphony. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
      • Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 and 2 etc..
      • Naxos.
      • 8555949.
  • Part 2

    • Maurice Ravel

      Violin Sonata no. 2 in G major

      Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Tzigane - rapsodie de concert for violin and piano

      Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
  • Encore

    • Maurice Ravel

      Piece en forme d'Habanera

      Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
  • Adopt a Composer feature

    • Jenni Pinnock

      Quangle Quadrille

      Choir: Quangle Wangle Choir.
      • Adopt a Composer performance from September 2014.
  • Post concert

    • Maurice Ravel

      Alborada del gracioso

      Orchestra: Suisse Romande Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
      • Decca.
      • 4337172.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Sheherazade

      Performer: Regine Crespin (soprano). Orchestra: Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
      • Decca.
      • 4178132.
    • Duphly

      Chaconne from Pieces de Clavecin Book 3

      Performer: Medea Bindewald. Composer: Jacques Duphly.
      • Coviello Classics.
      • COV91404.

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