"Van Laar has a lively interpretation that gives both the music and the organ a boost."Nederlands Dagblad, 28-1-2018
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.
Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Van Laar has a lively interpretation that gives both the music and the organ a boost.
Nederlands Dagblad, 28-1-2018
He plays remarkably cool phrases transparent and clear and makes the impression a good deal above the notes.