The Goldberg Variations are just like the Matthäus Passion. As soon as the first bars sound, you feel immersed in a soothing bath.
With his compelling musicality, Ivo Janssen manages to actualize Bach's cycle of variation in an unheard-of way. Ivo Janssen proves that Ten Holt is not merely a composer of repetitive marks, but plays intelligently with patterns and structures. "He knows how to create an event where demonism and poetry go hand in hand through the enormous variation in timbre, dynamics and intensity that he displays, within the allowed margins." (Luister)