VIVALDI The Four Seasons / Jansen


The Four Seasons
Jansen · Thompson · Rubingh · Rachlin
Jansen · Watton · Jansen
Int. Release 06 Jan. 2014
1 Blu-ray Audio

Track List

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
12 Violin Concertos, Op.8 "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell' invenzione"

Concerto No. 1 in E Major for solo violin "La Primavera" - RV269

Janine Jansen, Candida Thompson, Henk Rubingh, Julian Rachlin, Stacey Watton, Maarten Jansen, Liz Kenny, Jan Jansen

Concerto No. 2 in G minor for solo violin, "L'Estate" - RV315

Concerto No. 3 in F Major for solo violin, "L'Autunno" - RV293

Concerto No. 4 in F minor for solo violin, "L'Inverno" - RV297


Janine Jansen, Candida Thompson, Henk Rubingh, Julian Rachlin, Maarten Jansen, Stacey Watton, Liz Kenny, Jan Jansen

Total Playing Time: 38:35

Wonderful performance in better-than-the-CD sound . . . Her Vivaldi rates with the best; though this is another "scaled-down" version using string quartet, double bass, theorbo, organ, and harpsichord -- all very colorful -- the recording, like most instances where this usage is employed, is quite close up and gives the illusion of a larger orchestra . . . I am glad to have it as her pyrotechnics are worth the price of admission alone . . . for the performance alone and the upgraded sound from my own CD version, this is definitely superior.

Jansen plays the solo violin part brilliantly and fairly straightforwardly with minimal vibrato . . . crisp, dynamic playing of the soloist and accompanying ensemble . . . a lot of fun . . .