Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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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.
5 stars.. enough said.
This is SOOOO perfect I love it
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 -
Born: January 7, 1978 in Soest, The Netherlands
Years Active: '00s, '10s