Playlist: Janine Jansen Plays Bach

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


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