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
Shostakovich: Jazz suite no.2
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
conductor Dmitry Yablonsky
8.30pm: Part 2
Ravel: Violin Sonata
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).