Reviews

  • The Strad January 2017

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  • MusicWeb International November 2016

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  • Klassieke Zaken October 2016

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  • Luister Magazine September 2016

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  • Review: Majestueuze fanfares als in keizerlijke tijden

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  • NRC Augustus 2016

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  • Locatelli CD reviews Luxembourg, Belgium & NL

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  • Violiste Lisa Jacobs: Een klasse apart

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  • Konzert in malerischer Kulisse

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  • Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung: Konzert der Sonderklasse

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  • Kifisia Newspaper: 'Lisa Jacobs has literally astonished us'

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  • Lovende review Recital Athene, Griekenland

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  • Persquotes

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  • Brabants Dagblad: Lisa Jacobs zingt, spreekt, danst op haar viool

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  • The Strad: A ravishing disc of Belgian masterpieces

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  • **** BBC Music Magazine review

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  • An irresistible, nearly overwhelming whole - Fanfare Magazine USA

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  • LUISTER 'Ideale combinatie van hartstocht, lyriek en virtuositeit'

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  • Platomania: Kamermuziek van wereldniveau

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  • Musicalifeiten.nl: Review van 'POÈME'

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  • Grafschafer Nachrichten: Innigkeit, Ausdruck und Hingabe an die Musik

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  • Grafschafter Nachrichten: Das Publikum in atemlose Stille versetzt

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  • Eindhovens Dagblad: Een talent om rekening mee te houden.

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The Strad: A ravishing disc of Belgian masterpieces

Lisa Jacobs (who plays the piano-accompanied version of the Poème élégiaque, alongside the op. 21 Extase) emphasises the music's impassioned eloquence with a cantabile of beguiling radiance.

The stand-out performance here is, however, the Franck Sonata, captured at a discreet distance from the microphones, creating the uncanny impression of this deeply sensual score being experienced through a heat-haze. As a result the pseudo-orchestral writing of the second movement Allegro emerges as an imposing cathedral of sound, with Jacobs's exultant phrasing and captivating sonority reaching new heights in the finale's soaring lyricism.

Julian Haylock,

The Strad
October 2014

Lisa Jacobs