S0773. JANINE ANDRADE, w.Andre Girard Cond. RTF S.O.: Violin Concerto in d (Sibelius); w.Georges Tzipine Cond. ORTF S.O.: Violin Concerto #3 in b (Saint-Saëns); w.Nicole Rolet de Castel (Pf.): Violin Sonata in g (Debussy). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-954, Live Performances, 1955-66. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
"Janine Marie Louise Andrade was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire, where she studied with Jules Boucherit. By age twelve she had already won a First Prize at the conservatory in 1931.
In 1936, Andrade went to study under Jacques Thibaud in Saint-Jean-de-Luz: she had already performed with him the Bach Double Concerto in d minor in Roubaix a year before. Andrade’s stature as an artist had become more widely acknowledged and she became a popular violinist, although there was a strong rivalry between her and Ginette Neveu, until Neveu passed away in 1949. Soon afterwards, Andrade’s ever increasing successes in Europe led her in the muscial centers throughout the world. During her extensive musical trips as violinist, she played with many major orchestras led by prominent conductors, among them: Ernest Ansermet, van Beinum, Eugene Bigot, Eugen Jochum, Ferdinand Leitner, Konwitschny, Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Gunther Wand, Sixten Ehrling, Jean Martinon and Paul Paray.
In 1972, Andrade, while teaching students, suffered a massive stroke that devolved into aphasia and hemiplegia on the right side of her body and an inability to properly speak. She was very uncomfortable without much of a future and spent her remaining years in the ‘Fondation Galignani’ nursing home in Neuilly, France. Janine Andrade died in a hospital in Levallois-Perret, France on 24 October, 1997."
- Michael Waiblinger