12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded with a chamber-sized ensemble, made up mainly of Janine Jansen’s friends, this is a superbly light-filled, imaginative, and rhythmically thrilling account of Vivaldi’s best-loved work. Textures really benefit from the reduced forces, especially as everyone enters into the spirit of adventure, knowing that they’re making something very familiar sound wonderfully new. Jansen’s elegant, sweet violin tone may make her the star, and her strong personality shines through, but this is chamber-music-making writ large—a real winner.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded with a chamber-sized ensemble, made up mainly of Janine Jansen’s friends, this is a superbly light-filled, imaginative, and rhythmically thrilling account of Vivaldi’s best-loved work. Textures really benefit from the reduced forces, especially as everyone enters into the spirit of adventure, knowing that they’re making something very familiar sound wonderfully new. Jansen’s elegant, sweet violin tone may make her the star, and her strong personality shines through, but this is chamber-music-making writ large—a real winner.

Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Classical Beaut

AndresRuiz21

5 stars.. enough said.

Just wow

Haileyskylerr

This is SOOOO perfect I love it

Excellent

Efra45

Excellent performance and sound quality. Defensively one of the best performances by Jansen - Unfortunately my hard disk went dead - - (yes also de BU system did not work) I recovered most of the songs I bought in iTunes (I think since now iTunes in the purchased department you can only access “recent” not “all”. This wonder recording was “premastered and so “in fine print which no one reads” as the supervisor at Apple support told me, says that if there is any modification you have to buy it again. I have the booklet of the CD – which comes along with the purchase of the recording. That situation happened a few years ago – by that time iTunes apologized for the inconvenience, let me download all my purchases AND gave a bonus of – some other songs. I don’t remember if Steve Jobs was still alive. I am, or was, a great fan of Apple – I still have in my closet an original MacPlus circa 1984. All my kids have Macs – I have an Phone 6 – (75% of the revenues come from it) – so, apparently, the feeling of trust, confidence, and unconditional support for the client is gone from iTunes. BTW – I will have to wait 90 days to retrieve any other purchases in 2 other ID accounts (which I already rarely use)—I finally went around the problem – bought iExplorer program, which let you import stuff from your iPhone – and some of the songs I finally imported from my previous Phone 4S. One of the – 9th Symphony – Dvorak – remastered from the original Everest Records (IMHO the best recording of that piece) – SO – I went to Amazon, just to wonder, and I found that the same CD - $6.00 (I have “Prime” membership – and if purchased shipping and handling are free. So I get the CD with CD format (highest quality) recording which I can import into whatever format I want – transfer it to 25 computers – the demons will come back crash my computers AND I still have my CD for the same price or less. No long phone calls and excuses.
Something has changed in Apple’s philosophy..not just the CEO. I don’t know Steve Jobs at all – I have only read the now controversial biography by Walter Issacson and have been a follower of his ups and downs since the very beginning.
I still have around $42 on my iTunes account – I’ll use it – but frankly I don’t know if I’ll come back -

About Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen's 1997 debut with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw signaled the rise of a major violin talent. But Jansen remained little known outside of the Netherlands until her 2002 London debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Thereafter, invitations to appear with the major European and American orchestras poured in, and in 2003 she was awarded the Dutch Music Prize, the highest artistic award given in the Netherlands. While her appearance often figures in the marketing of her recordings, Jansen is rightly regarded as one of her generation's foremost violinists. With a formidable technique and immaculate tone, Jansen fashions her interpretations with both imagination and maturity. And her repertory is broad, taking in works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and modern composers like Robert Helps and Richard Dubugnon. Jansen has recorded for Decca and Naxos.

Janine Jansen was born in Soest, Netherlands, on January 7, 1978. She began lessons on the violin at six and had advanced studies at the University of Utrecht. Her list of teachers includes Philippe Hirschhorn, Coosje Wijzenbeek, and Boris Belkin.

Following her 1997 Concertgebouw debut, Jansen slowly began building her career abroad. From 1998, she regularly took part in the Spectrum Concerts Berlin, a chamber music series of the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2001 she performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Jansen also began performing in the U.K. as a BBC New Generation Artist.

While her London debut with Ashkenazy in 2002 ushered in more concert opportunities, it also led to several successful recordings. Naxos issued her first CD in 2003, a disc of works by John Harbison, and Decca followed in the two succeeding years with an album of various concert works entitled simply Janine Jansen and a disc of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

While the latter recording generated some controversy, it became a digital best-seller and received an Echo award in 2006. Two more Echo awards followed for her Decca recordings of Mendelssohn and Bruch concertos (2007) and Beethoven and Britten concertos (2010).

In the 2007-2008 season Jansen made impressive debuts with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras and in October 2009 she debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic in an acclaimed performance of the Britten Violin Concerto. In 2011 Decca issued Jansen's first recital disc, Beau Soir, a collection of French works featuring accompaniment by pianist Itamar Golan.

  • ORIGIN
    Soest, The Netherlands
  • GENRE
    Classical
  • BORN
    January 7, 1978

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