Bach – Concertos
Janine Jansen & Friends
A star of Janine Jansen’s status and influence could have a major orchestra accompany her in Bach’s violin concertos, but she chooses instead to keep her hand-picked ensemble small and intimate, and enjoys the camaraderie of a chamber group.
[…] Such familiarity yields music of considerable verve and spontaneity, and wherever Jansen leads her musicians, they are quick to follow. Jansen’s tempos are brisk and her energy buoys the music in the Allegros, and she keeps the pulse moving forward in the slow movements. Decca’s recording is clean and vibrant, with enough background resonance to give the music a sense of space.