Johan van Veen

Roseingrave Harpsichord Suites Signum SIGCD783

Roseingrave: Eight Harpsichord Suites (Signum Classics)

This release deserves a place in any collection of keyboard recordings [JV]

Mascitti: Sonate a Tre, Opera Prima (Challenge Classics)

An excellent composer whose sonatas are done full justice here [JV]

Janitsch Chamber Music Prospero PROSP0069

Janitsch: Chamber Music (Prospero)

Energetic and engaging performances of five splendid quartets by Janitsch [JV]

Fasch concertos ACC24399

Fasch: Concertos (Accent)

Performances that attest to the variety and quality of Fasch’s concertos [JV]

Buxtehude Vincent Bernhardt Indesens IC031

Buxtehude & others: Cantatas and organ works (Indesens)

A musically compelling disc, thanks to the quality of the music and the performances [JV]

stolzel cantatas cpo

Stölzel : Cantatas for Pentecost 1737 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Cantatas by Bach’s contemporary, which turn out to be of superior quality [JV]

Jos Van Immerseel (harpsichord) Le clavecin à Paris au XVIIIe siècle (Channel Classics)

A compelling survey of French harpsichord composing and harpsichord making in the 18th century [JV]

BachJS cantatas LPH041

J S Bach: Cantatas (PHI)

Incisive performances of three cantatas, among them one of Bach’s most beloved [JV]

Corrette Dandreau Ponsford Organ Music from the Golden Age v8 Nimbus NI6438

David Ponsford (organ): Corrette & Dandrieu (Nimbus Records)

A perfect match of music, organ and performer [JV]

Masque queen COV92309

The Queen’s Masque (Coviello Classics)

The music can’t fail to entertain, but the performances are not really satisfying [JV]

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In Sara Levy’s Salon – Chamber Music for Viola (Christophorus)

Rare repertoire of fine quality, excellent performances [JV]

BachJS motets SACC72160

JS Bach: Motets (Challenge Classics)

One of the most satisfying recordings of Bach’s motets, in particular in regard to the relationship of text and music [JV]

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Four Temperaments (Linn)

Another outstanding recording by Phantasm, which presents English consort music in its full glory [JV]

Foucquet: Pièces de Clavecin (Brilliant Classics)

A production every lover of the harpsichord should investigate [JV]

Handel organ AV2055

Handel: The Six Organ Concertos Op. 4 (Avie)

Very imaginative and enthralling interpretations [JV]

CPE Bach: Sonatas for Keyboard & Violin (Channel Classics)

Enjoyable performances compromised by the use of an anachronistic fortepiano [JV]

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Tartini: Violin Sonatas (Signum Classics)

Chandler fully explores the lyrical qualities of Tartini’s sonatas [JV]

Collection Grands Motets No 9: Lully – Te Deum Vol 4 (Château de Versailles)

The final disc in a series of four devoted to Lully’s choral motets [JV]

Oboe Concertos Court of Thurn Taxis Accent ACC24388

Oboe Concertos at the Court of Thurn und Taxis (Accent)

Thurn und Taxis’ star oboist Palestrini has found his peer in Xenia Löffler [JV]

The King’s Playlist – recital (Linn)

A promising debut: a portrait of musical life at Louis XIV’s court [JV]

JS Bach St John Passion Claves

J S Bach: St John Passion (Claves)

Despite some shortcomings, this is one of the better performances of the St John Passion [JV]

Lumen easter AF012

Lumen Christi – A Sequence of Music for the Easter Vigil (Ad Fontes)

The ecstatic joy at Christ’s resurrection is musically embodied here in a perfect manner [JV]

Charpentier & Desmarest: Te Deum (Alpha Classics)

Even if one does not need another Charpentier’s Te Deum, Desmarest’s setting deserves attention [JV]

Tůma: Motets, Dixit Dominus & Sinfonia (Aparté)

Andreas Scholl’s fine performances should help in promoting Tůma’s music [JV]