Mozart: Piano concertos 8, 28 & 12

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Jos van Immerseel and the orchestra ‘Anima Eterna’ On the 7th december 1979, critic Roger Hofmans of the Standaard, Brussels, wrote the following review of van Immerseel’s Clementi recording: “van Immerseel forces you to listen; his articulation is daring, intuitively musical, and the ornaments that belong to the essence of this music have a sculptured relief, and the virtuoso passagework comes from the keys with the greatest ease. Whoever has not had the chance to hear van Immerseel on historic keyboard instruments, has no idea of the subtle nuances of sound that they possess. Van Immerseel makes Clementi’s sonatas more exciting than those of Mozart, but perhaps he will accomplish the same with the sonatas of that great man from Salzburg”. Ten years later, on the 6th of March 1990 the NRC Handelsblad, Rotterdam wrote: “In the “Andantino” of Mozart’s Jeunehomme Konzert, it was a true wonder how he was able to reach the furthest corners of the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw and touch his listeners hearts with pianissimo passages….”.

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