Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday Night Brahms
I used to dream of playing the Brahms like this. Janine Jansen is my favorite young violinist. If Hilary Hahn is the 'angel' of the violin, playing with perfect control and propriety, then Jansen is the 'devil' playing with tension and abandon that borders on the reckless. The result is that her performances are invariably a lot more interesting than Hahn's.