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Belgian Jos van Immerseel is more than just one thing at a time: He's a magnificent harpsichord-player, who won the very first Paris Harpsichord Competition, a self taught historic piano master, a teacher and a leading proponent of historical practice. But foremost, he's conductor of an orchestra that he has steadily shaped into one of the best in Europe: Anima Eterna. Their last albums all received praise all around with the International press trying to bid for best reviews. Now, Zig Zag Territoires, van Immerseels current label of choice after lengthy stints with Sony and Channel, is releasing a new CD. So new in fact, that it doesn't even appear on Jos' otherwise excellent and well-recommended Homepage. The disc is made up of material by Rimsky-Korsakoff (his "Scheheradzade" once again) and, more unusually, Borodin. Once again, the biggest challenge was finding the right instrumentation. The ensemble went for a soft balance between strings and winds. This, the record company promises, has led to all orchestral colours becoming brightly visible and a fresh sound. Without doubt a release worth chcecking out, even if you may have to go to your local dealer, instead of Jos van Immerseel's homepage to listen to it.

Homepage: Jos van Immerseel / Anima Eterna
Homepage: Note 1 Distribution

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