A reissue with the impact of a new release, that’s what we have in mind for
this wonderful set of hailed recordings of Mozart’s Clavier-Concerte,
recorded in 1990/91 on historical instruments and still sounding as fresh and
beautiful as if we recorded them yesterday!
Anima Eterna Brugge is under the permanent musical direction of Jos van
Immerseel, who has led the orchestra through a carefully guided evolution from
small chamber ensemble to full symphony orchestra. In 1985 he brought six
string players together to study the works of Bach, and two years later the group
was enlarged to a baroque ensemble of seventeen musicians. In 1989 the by now
twenty-five musicians began to work on the Viennese classical repertoire. The
success was expanding and in 1990 the Amsterdam Concertgebouw included
Anima Eterna Brugge in its “World famous Baroque Orchestras” series.
Mozart’s complete concertos for fortepiano formed the focal point of
the next two years, with concert cycles in Kyoto and Tokyo, among other cities,
and this set of 10 compact discs. These recordings received worldwide praise, of
which it will suffice to quote the New York cd review: “No period orchestra has
ever sounded better”.