Tchaikowsky's romantic violin concerto is one of the most loved and recorded concertos in the classical repertoire. Great performances, historical and modern, abound. With so many fine recordings of this brilliant and technically demanding concerto, it would be difficult to pick one as the best and a final choice might well depend on personal taste. Coming to Jansen's rendition with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Harding, it is unquestionably a great success and, in my opinion, one of the best modern recordings available in the current discography. Of course, there are several other good alternatives such as Repin/Gergiev, Chung/Dutoit, Bell/Tilson Thomas, Vengerov/Abbado. But, in any event, Jansen's version is comparable to the best and would-be a valuable addition to all serious classical collections. Highly recommended.