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Curriculum Vitæ Jolanda Zwoferink


Reviewer: Lourens Stuifbergen
Source: De Orgelvriend

The Prelude and fugue in A minor BWV 543 is performed festively, the fugue even very passionately. There's much to enjoy in BWV 542 as well: after the seemingly improvised fantasia the fugue abounds in brilliant virtuosity. The poetic side of Zwoferinks performance comes to the fore in the chorale preludes played between the major works. In this respect the wonderfully ornamented Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 562 is a highlight of this CD.

Reviewer: Sietze de Vries
Source: Reformatorisch Dagblad

In the liner notes Zwoferink remarks that Bach greatly appreciated Gravität and stops such as the Untersatz 32’, Sesquialtera and Fagot 16’. Since all these ingredients are present in the Dresden organ, she considers it an ideal instrument for the performance of Bach's music. His compositions do indeed sound excellent here. She plays exceptionally musically and consistently. And honour is also due to Aad van der Waal for his outstanding recording.

Reviewer: Siebe Riedstra
Source: Luister

Zwoferink begins with the Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582, in which she builds up the Passacaglia from a tentative opening on two alternating manuals to a majestic plenum, retaining the latter in the fugue. In this Passacaglia she demonstrates that Bach's music continues to challenge each generation.

Reviewer: Jan-Willem van Braak
Source: Landgoed

The Passacaglia hits the mark straightaway. Striding along in splended fashion, her playing makes a very sprightly impression on me. The intoxicatingly beautiful registration and performance of the Advent chorale prelude Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659 is perhaps the finest I have ever heard. Wonderful! Sparkling clarity follows in Bach's extensive treatment of Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 662. The variety of registrations makes this disc so attractive. This is best illustrated by the partita O Gott, du frommer Gott BWV 767, in which all sorts of fine combinations are demonstrated on the magnificent Silbermann organ. The organ makes an overwhelming impression. What an instrument! Recommended


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