Janine Jansen

Bach: Inventions & Partita

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Listeners looking for an exercise in virtuosity may find Janine Jansen's 2007 Bach recording a disappointment; the serious nature of the program precludes showboating. But listeners hoping that Jansen had more musical individuality to offer than was revealed in her early recordings of standard violin showpieces may find this recording a wonderful surprise.

In the Inventions, Jansen is an equal partner with violist Maxim Rysanov and cellist Torleif Thedéen in performances of wit, feeling, and subtle grace. In the Partita and especially its excruciatingly ecstatic Chaconne, Jansen delivers consummate musicality and surpassing emotional honesty. Decca's sound is close and evocative.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Two-Part Inventions (15), for keyboard, BWV 772-786 (BC L42-56)
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1:08 Amazon
2
1:50 Amazon
3
1:04 Amazon
4
1:00 Amazon
5
1:18 Amazon
6
1:59 Amazon
7
1:42 Amazon
8
0:50 Amazon
9
2:52 Amazon
10
0:56 Amazon
11
1:45 Amazon
12
1:17 Amazon
13
1:57 Amazon
14
1:09
15
2:01 Amazon
Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
16
4:16 Amazon
17
2:40 Amazon
18
4:01 Amazon
19
4:14 Amazon
20
13:25 Amazon
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), for keyboard BWV 787-801 (BC L42-56)
21
1:01
22
2:15 Amazon
23
1:11 Amazon
24
2:17
25
1:30 Amazon
26
1:05 Amazon
27
2:55
28
1:11 Amazon
29
3:56 Amazon
30
0:51 Amazon
31
2:24 Amazon
32
1:21 Amazon
33
1:47 Amazon
34
1:09 Amazon
35
2:33 Amazon
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