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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Janine Jansen        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  September 28, 2009

It was tough to find this particular SACD but it turned out to be well worth it. It's such a tender and intimate performance, and is captured brilliantly. You can hear little subtle details of Jansen's playing, right down to the vibrations of individual strings. The soundstage is large and wide with ... more
Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - Podger/Arte Dei Suonatori          (2 of 18 found this review helpful)
  September 14, 2009

I think this particular SACD should get the award for most overrated. The sonics are not impressive with a flat 2 dimensional wall of sound, and very little separation between the instruments. There is no intimacy or subtlety with this recording. The content and performance are fine, but personally ... more

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