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Brahms - Bartók 1

Janine Jansen, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

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Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77  
I. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms; Janine Jansen; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
II. Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Janine Jansen; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Johannes Brahms; Janine Jansen; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
Violin Concerto No.1. BB 48A  
I. Andante sostenuto
Béla Bartók; Janine Jansen; London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano
II. Allegro giocoso
Béla Bartók; Janine Jansen; London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:09
With this release, acclaimed violinist Janine Jansen becomes the first major artist to couple these two landmark concertos by Brahms and Bartók on the same album. As Jansen says, to her "they seem a natural pairing." Her visionary and profound interpretations of Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto and Bartók’s youthful Violin Concerto No. 1 express the magical blend of lyrical beauty and symphonic power of these works, captured in vibrant high-definition sound. Jansen recorded the Brahms live with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia over three concerts in February 2015; the Bartók with the London Symphony Orchestra, both conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

"In a studio there's the risk that perfection becomes more important than anything else. When you're recording live things can happen that you might not want, but equally sometimes things come together to create a truly magical moment ... as a musician that's what you're always trying to capture."
- Janine Jansen
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

Executive producer: Alexander Van Ingen
Recording producers: Andrew Walton (Brahms); Andrew Keener (Bartók)
Recording engineers: Jonathan Allen (Brahms); Simon Eadon (Bartók)
Assistant engineers: Giacomo De Caterini (Brahms); Brett Cox (Bartók)
Recording editors: Andrew Walton (Brahms); Stephen Frost (Bartók)
Production coordinator: Joanne Baines
Recording locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 26 August 2014 (Bartók); Santa Cecilia Hall, Rome, 21, 23 & 24 February 2015 (Brahms; live recording)
Introductory note & translations © 2015 Decca Music Group Limited
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd (Bartók)
All Photos: © Decca/Marco Borggreve
Art Direction: WLP Ltd

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