Jos van Immerseel

Should be in English: Jos Van Immerseel werd geboren in Antwerpen en studeerde piano (Eugène Traey), orgel (Flor Peeters), klavecimbel (Kenneth Gilbert), zang (Lucie Frateur) en orkestdirectie (Daniel Sternefeld). Hij won in 1973 het allereerste klavecimbelconcours te Parijs. Zijn ruime interesses brachten hem bij de autodidactische studie van de organologie, de retoriek en de historische…

Bio

Early days - inspirations

  Jos van Immerseel was born in Antwerp in 1945. He studied piano (Eugène Traey), organ (Flor Peeters), singing (Lucie Frateur) and direction (Daniel Sternefeld) as well as organology, rhetoric and historical fortepiano (autodidact). His passion for historical keyboard instruments burgeoned after coming into contact with two magnificent instruments at the Antwerp Museum Vleeshuis (Joannes…

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Essays

As a virtual book cover, this website section unites essays by Jos van Immerseel on a multitude of musical topics. A work in progress, so make sure to re-visit once in a while!

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DNA

Jos van Immerseel: “Many composers, instrument builders and performers have inspired me throughout my career. Never endeavoring an all-encompassing list, I do strive to gradually build the string of my musical DNA in time to come…” [musical examples mentioned refer to recordings available on Spotify]

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About masters and masterpieces

RAVEL / MUSORGSKY – Tableaux d’une exposition & Ma mère l’oye ORFF – Carmina Burana POULENC – Concert champêtre, Suite française DEBUSSY – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, La Mer, Images

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