Janine Jansen: 12 Stradivari

September 21, 2021, 9:00 am

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For the first time in history, 12 instruments by Antonio Stradivari have travelled across the world for a ground-breaking new project with violinist Janine Jansen. The resulting album, 12 Stradivari, captures the individual characters of each instrument in specially-curated music accompanied by Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano. These days, Stradivari’s instruments can reach prices well over $20 million, and some of the foundations and museums who own them let them out only on rare occasions. This is also why this recording is particularly special: some of these 12 Stradivari have not been played for many decades and possibly have never been commercially recorded before. This unique project is brilliantly captured through a documentary, Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari. The film follows Jansen’s experience of discovering each instrument’s individual qualities and immense capabilities.