Edge of Youth is violinist Janet Sung's debut album on Sono Luminus. Accompanied by pianist William Wolfram, she perfoms what reviewers have called a "daringly original program" with compositions from Enescu and Britten plus 3 selections from living composers.
Janet Sung says "The Edge of Youth represents a time when one starts to discover a new, more mature version of their own voice or self. We find confidence in that voice when we allow ourselves to go to the “edge” of what is known or comfortable. Brought up steeped in the traditions of classical music, and deeply influenced by some of the greatest violinists of the “old world”, this album represents some of that artistic journey for me. In curating this collection of works by masters Britten, Enescu and three young, dynamic living composers, Missy Mazzoli, Dan Visconti and Gabriel Prokofiev, I gravitated toward works that were striking to me and in some ways unexpected—whether it was a new sound world, a new perspective on an old familiar work, or the surprising way certain works profoundly grew in their impact."
Impressions d’enfance, Op. 28 (1940) Georges Enescu (1881-1955)