Though not a musician nor having a musical education, I am an old music lover and have been familiar with this work for decades, long enough for most hearings on Radio 3 to seem fairly run-of -the-mill. I do, however, love to make my own assessments from reviews such as BBC Radio 3 Building a Record Library.
It was on Radio 3 that I first heard Janine Jansen playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto. The reviewer of several recent recordings, though making another recording his first choice, placed Jansen a close contender. For me, however the Jansen version was a revelation. It was like listening with new ears. One section, late in the long first movement moved me so much that I appreciated for the first time what a truly magnificent work I was hearing, perhaps approaching the first movement of Beethoven's 3rd symphony in musical quality. I listened again and again. There was no doubt that for me Jansen's musical interpretation made me feel I was hearing more of the masters real intention than ever before. I had to have it! Obviously I recommend it very highly indeed. Thank you Miss Jansen. I am pleased to say that the recorded quality is also first class.
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