Janine Jansen & the New Generation Artists
22.08.24 > 19:30

> Théâtre de Valère


Janine Jansen, surrounded by her colleagues and some of the most talented musicians of the new generation, invites us on a journey to discover the Slavic soul. In a concert bringing together two generations, the sounds of Eastern Europe intertwine with emotion and passion.


Composed in 1914, Kodály’s duet for violin and cello is a striking work. In a game of questions and answers, the two instruments interact with great dramatic tension. Kodály conveys all the richness of Hungarian folklore in this highly contrasting work, while exploring the infinite sonic possibilities of the exchange between these two instruments. We will then wander through the wooded landscapes of the Czech Republic with Dvořák’s Quintet Op. 81, a masterpiece of late Romanticism. This light-hearted score won over the audience right from its first performance. Each of its four movements reflects the Slavic soul, from the Dumka, a nostalgic Ukrainian song, to theFuriant, a traditional Czech dance.


Arensky’s Quartet Op. 35, dedicated “to the memory of Tchaikovsky”, takes us passionately through the landscapes of romantic Russia. Composed in 1894, this vibrant tribute to the Russian composer, Arensky’s teacher and mentor, is full of melancholy. Its special configuration for violin, viola and two cellos highlights its deep, dark sound.


These three masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century chamber music repertoire promise an unforgettable cultural and emotional journey!


Z. Kodály  /  Duo pour violon et violoncelle, Op. 7

A. Arensky  /  Quatuor n°2 en la mineur pour violon, alto et deux violoncelles, Op. 35

A. Dvořák  /  Quintette pour piano n°2 en la majeur, Op. 81


Concert venue

Théâtre de Valère
rue du Vieux Collège 22
1950 Sion