Jos van Immerseel

Biography

Born: November 9, 1945; Antwerp, Belgium  
Jos van Immerseel is an outstanding period keyboard player who has been heard on the clavicembalo and fortepiano. Eugene Tracy, Flor Peeters, and Kenneth Gilbert were his instructors at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, where he won first prizes in piano, organ, and harpsichord between 1961 and 1971. During that period, he also won a number of competitions, culminating with the winning of the inaugural Paris Forum International de Clavecin in Read more 1973. He is in demand as a soloist around the world, traveling with his own fortepiano at times, known for his musical receptiveness and responsiveness and his improvisational skills. He founded the Collegium Musicum in Antwerp, conducting that ensemble and the Collegium Vocale to expand his interest in Renaissance and Baroque music. In 1985, he found the orchestra Anima Eterna, also a period instrument group, which he has conducted from the keyboard. Much of his performing is focused on music of the Classical and early Romantic eras, although he has also recorded songs of Fauré with Max van Egmond, and of Debussy with Sandrine Plau, and the music of César Franck. Vera Beths and Anner Bylsma regularly perform and record with him, as well, most notably in Schubert's chamber works.

In addition to his performing and recording, van Immerseel keeps busy with writing articles and reviews, producing radio programs, and teaching. He has taught at the Antwerp Conservatory and Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory; used the instruments in Antwerp's Vleeshuis Museum to give classes for its academy; and since 1992 has been on the faculty of the Paris Conservatoire.

Van Immerseel records for Channel Classics and Sony, among other labels. His Beethoven piano concerto recordings with Tafelmusik were noted for the cadenzas, which he wrote in keeping with the capabilities of the period instrument. However, one of his finest achievements is his recording of the fortepiano version of Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Read less

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Biography

Born: November 9, 1945; Antwerp, Belgium  
Jos van Immerseel is an outstanding period keyboard player who has been heard on the clavicembalo and fortepiano. Eugene Tracy, Flor Peeters, and Kenneth Gilbert were his instructors at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, where he won first prizes in piano, organ, and harpsichord between 1961 and 1971. During that period, he also won a number of competitions, culminating with the winning of the inaugural Paris Forum International de Clavecin in Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro con brio
II. Theme and Variations: Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante, piu tosto. Allegretto
III. Allegro piacevole
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio con molto espressione
III. Rondo: Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto espressivo
III. Allegretto con variazioni
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Finale: Allegro - Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Poco allegretto
I. Presto
II. Andante scherzoso, piu allegretto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro assai
II. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Finale: Presto
No. 1. Gute Nacht
No. 2. Die Wetterfahne
No. 3. Gefror'ne Tranen
No. 4. Erstarrung
No. 5. Der Lindenbaum
No. 6. Wasserflut
No. 7. Auf dem Flusse
No. 8. Ruckblick
No. 9. Irrlicht
No. 10. Rast
No. 11. Fruhlingstraum
No. 12. Einsamkeit
No. 13. Die Post
No. 14. Der greise Kopf
No. 15. Die Krahe
No. 16. Letzte Hoffnung
No. 17. Im Dorfe
No. 18. Der sturmische Morgen
No. 19. Tauschung
No. 20. Der Wegweiser
No. 21. Das Wirtshaus
No. 22. Mut
No. 23. Die Nebensonnen
No. 24. Der Leiermann
No. 1. C'est l'extase
No. 2. Il pleure dans mon coeur
No. 3. L'ombre des arbres
No. 4. Chevaux de bois
No. 5. Green
No. 6. Spleen
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo, Allegro
III. Andante cantabile
IV. Allegro moderato
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 "Ghost": I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Scherzo, Presto
IV. Tema, Andantino - Variations I-VI - Allegretto
V. Finale, Allegro giusto
Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, (Op. posth) D. 821 "Arpeggione": I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante un poco mosso
III. Scherzo, Allegro - Trio
IV. Rondo, Allegro vivace
Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin and Violoncello, D. 929 (Op. 100): I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo. Allegro moderato - Trio
IV. Allegro moderato


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