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Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari Rated U

Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari

Dir. Gerald Fox. UK, 2021. 1h 20m. Starring Janine Jansen.

Documentary following Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Sir Antonio Pappano as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world’s greatest violins made by legendary luthier Antonio Stradivarius (1644–1737). As Janine comes to grips with their foibles (some of the violins have not been played for over 200 years), we learn their histories and hear what makes these the most unique stringed instruments in the world.

'One of the most revelatory classical music documentaries I’ve seen in years' Richard Morrison, The Times