The Goldbergvariaties are like the Matthäus Passion: as soon as you hear the first notes, 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 signs, but that he plays intelligently with patterns and structures. "Through the enormous variation in timbre, dynamics and intensity that he displays, he knows how to create an event where demonism and poetry go hand in hand, within the allowed margins." (Luister)