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  Decca Classics -
  475 618-8
  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Janine Jansen
  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Janine Jansen (violin)
Candida Thompson, Henk Rubingh (violin)
Julian Rachlin (viola)
Maarten Jansen (cello)
Stacey Watton (contrabas)
Elisabeth Kenny (theorbe)
Jan Jansen (clavecimbel, organ)
Track listing:
  Total time: 36:06
  Classical - Chamber
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Review by raffells November 9, 2005 (11 of 15 found this review helpful)
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Well I thought I would never replace my favourite normal CD of this work as Ive had numerous versions like quite a few few others I imagine plus a number of vinyls.The prospects of a Decca 96hz Hong Kong issue was too much even though it only has This one work.Its 38 minutes of bliss.Sonically It is outstanding with just a touch of hifi but the fidelity tone and performance will definitly make you listen and pay attention to a work you probably would just normally put on again as aural wallpaper.Not this version.Probably because this is a cut down sized orchestra so Individual clarity is to the fore.I would also add for the fellas that the artwork for the insert with this lady is also eye candy and something to behold. Wheras Im not at all bothered about DGG leaving the SACD arena If Decca can produce this qualityon 96hz/24 bit then this outstrips plenty of pure dsd Ive got...Though I would knock off a few stars for short measure..Dave

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Review by cacophony September 28, 2009 (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
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It was tough to find this particular SACD but it turned out to be well worth it. It's such a tender and intimate performance, and is captured brilliantly. You can hear little subtle details of Jansen's playing, right down to the vibrations of individual strings. The soundstage is large and wide with very clear separation between the instruments. It's a more fluid and romantic interpretation than other versions I've heard, but it works well and only adds to my enjoyment. Easily one of the best SACDs I own, so highly recommended!

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Review by FX168970 August 1, 2009 (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
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Compliments to the chef!
I already had Vivaldis four season's on D-Grammophone CD with Perlman, Stern, Zukerman, & the israeli philharmonic, which was one of my favorite classicals up to then.
J.Jansen's well deserved the attention and the award she got for this one.
Where my older CD goes into the large orchestra spectacle, and there, I find loses out abit on intimacy, I find that Jansen's performance with the small chamber, that really intimately brings it close to the listener - a stellar performance that well deserves the sacd-format! I don't have surround, so just the stereo rating!

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Works: 5  

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in E major for Violin, RV 269 (Op. 8 No. 1) "La primavera"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in F major for Violin, RV 293 (Op. 8 No. 3) "L'autunno"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in F minor for Violin, RV 297 (Op. 8 No. 4) "L'inverno"
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor for Violin, RV 315 (Op. 8 No. 2) "L'estate"
Antonio Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 No. 1-4