This CD has received less notice than other recent versions of the Four Seasons, e.g, those by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Joshua Bell. This is a shame, because the playing here is truly masterful. Cho-Liang Lin has not lost the supremely elegant violin tone that he used in many of his classic CDs. Here his playing is wonderfully alert and spirited. He applied embellishment liberally, but in perfect taste. The string orchestra that accompanied him also played with tremendous verve and virtuosity. The recording is top-notch.