Johan van Veen

aldrovandini sonatas da vinci

Aldrovandini: Trio Sonatas (Da Vinci Classics)

This disc is the perfect way to get to know Aldrovandini [JV]

L’arte del virtuoso (MDG)

An interesting programme of unfamiliar pieces [JV]

Harpsichord berlin ADX11211

Berlin Harpsichord Concertos (Audax)

Imaginative performances of four concertos, which have not been recorded before [JV]

Musical Tour Cantar alla Viola Da Vinci C00888

A Musical Tour from Renaissance to Baroque (Da Vinci Classics)

A compelling demonstration of an uncommon performance practice [JV]

Charpentier boire CVS089

Charpentier: Airs sérieux et à boire (Château de Versailles Spectacles)

An outstanding and enjoyable production [JV]

Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano) Teatro Sant’Angelo (Alpha Classics)

A nice mixture of arias by Vivaldi and his less well-known colleagues [JV]

Gatti Praeconium solitudinis NovAntiqua

Enrico Gatti (violin) Praeconium solitudinis (NovAntiqua)

The performances are superb, but the concept may not appeal to everyone [JV]

Bach: Trio Sonatas (Brilliant Classics)

Good performances on a splendid historical instrument [JV]

Arne: Organ Concertos (MDG)

Organ aficionados will love these performances on a splendid instrument [JV]

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M Haydn: Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug & Sieg (Accent)

This oratorio should refute suggestions that Michael Haydn was a mediocre composer [JV]

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]