Janine Jansen plays Bach.
On this recording, we hear the following selections:
- Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042
- Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041
- Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings BWV1060R with Ramón Ortega Quero (oboe)
- Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV1017 with Jan Jansen (harpsichord)
- Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord No. 3 in E major, BWV1016, with Jan Jansen (harpsichord)
Performed by Janine Jansen, violin.
Janine Jansen’s Bach recording, she was joined by a hand-picked group of friends – all exceptional musicians. This is amazing Bach is made available in vivid, full studio-quality, sound.
Recording the popular E major and A minor concertos alongside the Violin and Oboe Concerto in C minor and two violin sonatas for the first time, Jansen and her ensemble explore these well-known works with a spirit of complete freshness.
In the double concerto she is joined by Ramón Ortega Quero. Janine’s ensemble accompaniment on the recording includes her brother, cellist Maarten Jansen, and her father, harpsichordist Jan Jansen
The New York Times wrote:
“Jansen’s take on Bach is both fresh and comfortingly familiar…she achieves a rare combination of old-school glamorous sound and the outdoorsy briskness of period playing. Gorgeous.”
Here are the movement titles:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042
3. Allegro assai
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041
1. (Allegro moderato)
3. Allegro assai
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe BWV1060
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No.3 in E, BWV 1016
3. Adagio ma non tanto
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No.4 in C minor, BWV 1017
1. Siciliano (Largo)
My sense is that the result is quite remarkable without having anything to do with ostentatious or glamorous instrumental pyrotechnics. These interpretations are serene, flexible and totally musical; they rank among the most appealing in the recorded catalogue.
Here is Janine Jansen and Leonidas Kavakos in Bach’s Concerto for two Violins and orchestra:
And here she is alone, playing the Bach Partita No.2 for Solo Violin “Sarabende”:
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