I have been an admirer of violinist Janine Jansen for many years. At first I heard her on my car radio. Now I do not miss a chance to listen very closely, because I find her playing to be passionate and genuine.
On this recording we have an opportunity to listen to the following:
Bach, J S:
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), on the playlist I have created for you:
Janine Jansen is joined by a hand-picked group of friends – all exceptional musicians. This is Bach which is lustrous, new and vital made available in vivid, full studio-quality, sound.
“Jansens’s approach is clearly influenced by the period instrument movement but by no means slavishly so…Sometimes there’s a touch of creative tension between the historically-aware Jansen and her ‘modern’ violinist self…but there’s a vivacity that invariably responds to the spirit of the dance.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014