Janine Jansen - Prokofiev
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:53 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2012/2015
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has made some unorthodox recordings (check out her Vivaldi Four Seasons sometime), but here, in a work in which proportion and technique are exquisitely balanced, she plays it straight with impressive results. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1935 just before his return to the Soviet Union from France, has always been a popular repertory item, but Jansen's reading, ably accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, has a pearly quality throughout, a kind of bright ease, that comes only at the highest levels of technique.