Throughout the ages, composers have always written music for instruments they knew or used themselves. By using the right instrument, a performer is guided as closely as possible to the ears of the composer: this is the credo of Jos van Immerseel, and – for that matter – of all Anima-musicians, who share his passion for finding the ‘perfect match’. In this library, we collect the stories of these adventurers, and of the instruments they selected for Anima-concerts.

  • Fortepianos for the Schubertiade

    The decision to use an original fortepiano by Conrad Graf (Artesis Antwerp, deposited at the …

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  • Oboe Grundmann & Floth

    In autumn 2014, Benoît Laurent joined Anima as a soloist in a concert series featuring …

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  • Fortepiano Anton Walter

    In 1988, Christopher Clarke finished a reconstruction of a fortepiano by the Viennese instrument builder …

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  • Basset clarinet Theodor Lotz

    In November 2014, Anima toured with a ‘Classics’-program featuring Mozart’s famous clarinet concerto – starring: …

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