Founded in 1987 by Jos van Immerseel as a musical Petri dish to cultivate the results of his research into music of the baroque era, Anima Eterna Brugge evolved from a compact string ensemble to the full-bred symphonic orchestra that it is today, exploring repertoire from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Strauss, Debussy and Gershwin.
Program proposal “L’Ange & Le Diable” : Pietro Locatelli : Violin Sonata No.12 op. 6 in D minor Jean-Marie Leclair : Violin Sonata No.8 op.9 in C Major Antoine Forqueray : Pièces de clavecin : Excerpts from 5th suite in c Giuseppe Tartini : Violin Sonata “Il trillo del Diavolo” in g minor About Chouchane
On the occasion of Jos van Immerseel’s 70th birthday in November 2015, this box offers a backward glance at the time when Jos van Immerseel, as the winner of many international competitions and prizes, still focussed primarily on keyboard instruments. CD 1 : Muzio Clementi, Sonatas for Pianoforte CD 2 : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Works
Program proposal “La clarinette française” : Francis Poulenc, Sonate for clarinet and piano, opus 184 Camille Saint-Saëns, Sonata for clarinet and piano, opus 167 Claude Debussy, Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano & Images ‘oubliées’ André Bloch, Denneriana Gabriel Pierné, Canzonetta, opus 19 Darius Milhaud, Scaramouche for clarinet and piano, opus 165b About Lisa : Lisa Shklyaver is
It is no secret that Jos van Immerseel cherishes a deep passion for historical keyboard instruments. Over the years, a number of magnificent examples have come into his life – and stayed there! Van Immerseel’s collection, housed in a workshop/music library near Bruges, now comprises a wide range of original and reconstructed instruments: from harpsichord to Hammond organ and from clavichord to concert grand, together covering 200 years of keyboard history. A private museum? Not in the least: this collection lives and resounds between stage and CD recording, starring as a soloist, creating exquisite chamber music or standing proudly alongside the orchestra. Welcome to a virtual visit!