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Janine Jansen – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Janine Jansen – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:32 | Basic Scans | 2,11 GB
or BDRip (Blu-Ray Reissue ‘2014) | FLAC 2.0 Stereo, Tracks 24bit/96kHz | 39:01 | 767 MB

Eschewing its usual heavy orchestral sound in favor of a more stripped-down instrumentation, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen’s second album offers a fresh interpretation of one of the most performed classical works, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The 2005 follow-up to her Barry Wordsworth-conducted debut, the subtle but passionate renditions of the “La Primavera,” “L’estate,” “L’autunno,” and “L’inverno” concertos are performed with a sparse, eight-piece ensemble including Lithuanian violinist Julian Rachlin, her cellist brother Maarten, and harpsichordist father Jan.

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Janine Jansen – Bach Concertos (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Janine Jansen – Bach Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:43 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca

Janine releases a brand new Bach recording, joined by a hand-picked group of friends all exceptional musicians. This is energizing Bach which is lustrous, new and vital made available in vivid, full studio-quality, sound.

Recording the popular E major and A minor concertos alongside the Violin and Oboe Concerto in C minor and two violin sonatas for the first time, Jansen and her ensemble explore these well-known works with a spirit of complete freshness. In the double concerto she is joined by two-time ECHO Award winner RamOn Ortega Quero. Janines ensemble accompaniment on the recording includes her brother, cellist Maarten Jansen, and her father, harpsichordist Jan Jansen.

This record follows the unique chamber footprint that characterize many of her bestselling recordings. Janine is a devotee and advocate of chamber music with her own festival in Utrecht, Holland running for over 10 years.

Janine has been a top selling artist since her debut recording in 2004 for Decca, and has sold more than 300,000 records. Her most recent album, a Prokofiev disc with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, went Gold in the Netherlands soon after release last autumn.

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Janine Jansen – 12 Stradivari (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Janine Jansen – 12 Stradivari (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 59:34 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.

For the first time in history, 12 of the most wonderful violins ever made by the finest violin maker of all time, Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), have travelled across the world for a ground-breaking new project with violin superstar Janine Jansen. The resulting album, 12 Stradivari, captures the individual characters of each instrument in specially-curated music accompanied by Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Britten’s Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and Daniel Harding (2009) 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Daniel Harding is not only a gifted artist but clearly a bold one, too. When he was just 17, he put together a group of musicians, made a recording of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaireand sent it to Sir Simon Rattle for his opinion. Sir Simon then spontaneously took on this promising conductor as his assistant at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He was later Claudio Abbado’s assistant at the Berliner Philharmoniker, making his conducting debut with the orchestra in 1996.

In this concert, Harding and Janine Jansen perform Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto – one of those works which makes you ask why it is not heard in the concert hall more often. Jansen is one of the work’s most passionate champions of the concert described by Jascha Heifatz as “unplayable” and underlines here its outstanding qualities: its demonic virtuosity, refined textures and captivating atmosphere. In the words of one critic, “She maintains the passionate tone right through to the very end, molto espressivo, forming the arduous ups and downs of the trajectory of the three movements from one single fervent breath”.

The concert opens with Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings: a rare case of a classical composition from the 20th century, whose intention, according to its title, is above all to entertain. Richard Strauss’s tone poem Tod und Verklärung, on the other hand, conjures up a life’s end but without metaphysical reserve, taking a worldly pleasure in luscious sound and ecstatic climaxes.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – An Oriental Night with Neeme Jarvi and Janine Jansen 2006 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

The Waldbühne is to Berlin what the Arena is to Verona: each summer it is the scene of a thousand musical delights. A key date in the schedule of all music lovers is the open-air concert with which the Berliner Philharmoniker traditionally bid farewell to the city before setting off on their summer break. In June 2006, the concert centred around the Arabian Nights, bringing together famous fairytale figures from the Orient. These figures included Scheherazade, who tells stories to save her own life, the wily Aladdin and the seductive Thaïs.

The evening got off to a lively start with the overture to Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, and the relaxed conducting of Neeme Järvi, who was wearing a casual dinner jacket, made it clear from the outset that this was to be a carefree and enjoyable occasion. There followed excerpts from Aladdin, one of the many sets of incidental music that Carl Nielsen wrote for the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, and, in two parts, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic poem Scheherazade, in which the orchestra’s leader, Daniel Stabrawa, lent the voice of his violin to the most famous storyteller of all time. After that, the two Norwegian singers Marita Sølberg and Ingebjørg Kosmo dazzled the audience as Solveig and Anitra in the music that their compatriot Edvard Grieg composed as incidental music to Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt.

After the interval, a particular highlight was undoubtedly the appearance of the young Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, who made her debut with the orchestra in this summer setting. In the indestructible Méditation from Massenet’s Oriental cinemascope opera Thaïs, she impressed the critic of Der Tagesspiegel with “the care that she lavished on every note”, while her performance of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction et Rondo capriccioso demonstrated “how interesting such bravura pieces can sound if the performer eschews the clichés of virtuosity and avoids the expected strains of a gypsy violin”. With the Florentine March by Dvořák’s pupil Julius Fučík, the company set off on its journey back home to the West, before the evening ended, as it does every year, with Paul Lincke’s Berliner Luft, to which the delighted audience added its vociferous contribution.

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Janine Jansen – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Artist: Janine Jansen, Candida Thompson, Henk Rubingh, Julian Rachlin, Maarten Jansen, Stacey Watton, Liz Kenny, Jan Jansen
Title: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2005/2014
Recorded: Yakult Hall, Amsterdam, 05/20/2004 – 05/23/2004
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 00:39:00
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 10632 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3467 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2795 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Janine Jansen follows her first Decca recording of violin favorites with this highly-energetic set of Vivaldi’s four violin concertos, known as “The Four Seasons.” The violinist leads an acclaimed group of soloists through a refreshing reading of this beloved masterpiece. This recording is riveting with Janine’s usage of one player per part. Absolutely essential.

“This is a delight with a seriousness of purpose that rather belies the star-centred packaging. Jansen and friends offer this ever-popular work in a cut-down, chamber version that grows on you with each listening. The playing is full of vigour and imagination, and the sound merely adds to the appeal… you’re unlikely to resist Jansen’s charms for long.” –Gramophone

With well over 100 recordings to choose from, such are the musical possibilities thrown up by Vivaldi’s vibrant pictograms that no two versions sound remotely alike. Of the old-school versions, Henryk Szeryng directing the English Chamber Orchestra on Philips (now sadly deleted) still holds sway, although finest of recent accounts on   modern instruments is Anne-Sophie Mutter’s second DG outing with the Trondheim Soloists, an exhilarating musical rollercoaster ride that surprises at every dive and swerve, without resorting to the grating eccentricity and puerile shock tactics of several period-instrument versions.
If Mutter turns Romantic semantic sensibilities on their head, Janine Jensen might be said to marry traditional expressive values with the textural vitality and bracing inventiveness of authenticity. Jansen possesses the ideal combination of intonational purity and tonal allure, and is beguilingly responsive to the music’s shifting moods, creating the uncanny impression of a series of vividly drawn characters passing before our eyes as we listen. The all-star ensemble responds to her every whim and caprice with a ravishing sequence of captivating sonorities that grow naturally out of the music rather than merely being superimposed on it. The recording possesses a seductive autumnal glow that bathes the listener in a stream of golden sound. Forget the meagre playing time: with this exemplary release, the benchmark has been raised just that bit higher. 5 out of 5 stars for performance, 5 out of 5 stars for sound. –Julian Haylock, BBC Music Magazine

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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No.1 – Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1 – Janine Jansen, Antonio Pappano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:09 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | @ Decca
Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 26 August 2014 (Bartók); Santa Cecilia Hall, Rome, 21, 23 & 24 February 2015 (Brahms; live recording)

With this release, acclaimed violinist Janine Jansen becomes the first major artist to couple these two landmark concertos by Brahms and Bartók on the same album. As Jansen says, to her “they seem a natural pairing.” Her visionary and profound interpretations of Brahms’s monumental Violin Concerto and Bartók’s youthful Violin Concerto No. 1 express the magical blend of lyrical beauty and symphonic power of these works, captured in vibrant high-definition sound. Jansen recorded the Brahms live with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia over three concerts in February 2015; the Bartók with the London Symphony Orchestra, both conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

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