Performance Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2 PM

Janine Jansen, Violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Debussy takes flight for the last time, Grieg spices his sonata with Norwegian flavors, and Chausson creates a miniature concerto. Debussy was terminally ill when he composed his Violin Sonata, but the music’s verve and light speak of happier times. The light in Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 2 is derived from Norwegian folk music and dance that animate its opening and closing movements. In Chausson’s rarely performed masterpiece, passages for solo violin and piano alternate and combine with the string quartet, themes cycle from movement to movement, and melodies soar.


  • Janine Jansen, Violin
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
  • Dover Quartet
    ·· Joel Link, Violin
    ·· Bryan Lee, Violin
    ·· Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola
    ·· Camden Shaw, Cello


  • DEBUSSY Violin Sonata
  • GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 2
  • CHAUSSON Concert for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet


Perspectives: Janine Jansen
This performance is part of Great Artists I.

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