Anima Eterna Brugge

Category:orkest, oude muziek, ensemble, repertoire
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme, barok
Conductor of:Pablo Heras-Casado, Jos van Immerseel, Giovanni Antonini, Midori Seiler, Bart Van Reyn
Actual/previous members:Frans Vos, Stefaan Verdegem, Frank Theuns
Guest members:Wim Maeseele


Anima Eterna has been working on the basis of projects, under the energising direction of chief conductor Jos van Immerseel. Five to six times yearly they concentrate intensively on a well defined repertoire. The unending quest for historically informed performance practice always happens in a setting of mutual consultations, complemented by advice from musicologists. For each project the stable core of soloists is augmented with musicians who have a lot of know-how concerning repertoire and period instruments. Originally a small baroque orchestra, Anima Eterna has expanded into a fully-fledged symphony orchestra, prioritising authenticity among its exacting standards of performance. After performances of works by Ravel, Poulenc, Bartók, Gershwin and de Falla, the orchestra can not only boast rightfully about a solid reputation in historically informed re-interpretation of the well-known 19th-century repertoire, it has proven its mettle by dealing with the first half of the 20th century in a re-invigorating way as well. The adventure of this orchestra has an ever growing impact and international music criticism responds with amazement and enthusiasm whenever the ensemble recreates a treasure from our musical heritage. Besides many performances at the most prestigious venues abroad and at home, the ensemble enjoys its status of orchestra in residence at the Concertgebouw in Bruges, and has therefore been dubbed “Anima Eterna Brugge” from 2009 on.

From 2015 on Jos van Immerseel will take an assistent director followed by concerts lead by guest directors. 

Selective discography

Schubert Berwald chamber musicSchubert Berwald chamber music (2019)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Franz Schubert, Franz Berwald
Mendelssohn - In TimeMendelssohn - In Time (2018)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jakob Lehmann
Beethoven - Symphonies & OuverturesBeethoven - Symphonies & Ouvertures (2018)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Jos van Immerseel
Janáček Leoš - RikadlaJanáček Leoš - Rikadla (2015)
20th century
Anima Eterna Brugge, Leos Janácek, Reinbert de Leeuw, Het Collectief
SchubertiadeSchubertiade (2015)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Franz Schubert, Jos van Immerseel
Dvořák Antonín - Sinfonietta p. 60; Symfonie nr 9 in e "From the New World"Dvořák Antonín - Sinfonietta p. 60; Symfonie nr 9 in e "From the New World" (2015)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Antonín Dvořák, Jos van Immerseel
Carl Orff - Carmina BuranaCarl Orff - Carmina Burana (2014)
20th century
Anima Eterna Brugge, Carl Orff, Jos van Immerseel, Collegium Vocale Gent, Yeree Suh, Yves Saelens, Thomas E. Bauer
Maurice Ravel - Ma mère l'oyeMaurice Ravel - Ma mère l'oye (2014)
20th century
Anima Eterna Brugge, Maurice Ravel, Jos van Immerseel, Modest Moessorgski
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Symphonies, Concertos, SonatasMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Symphonies, Concertos, Sonatas (2013)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jos van Immerseel, Jane Gower, Yoko Kaneko, Jos van Immerseel, Marjan de Haer, Frank Theuns (...)
A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950 (2013)
Baroque, romanticism, 20th century
Diverse uitvoerders, Paul Dombrecht, Diverse componisten, Octophoros, Jos van Immerseel, Ricercar Consort, Anima Eterna Brugge

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Cara Klara 3Cara Klara 3 (2006)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque, early music, opera
Diverse uitvoerders, Diverse componisten

Related Items

News:Jos van Immerseel wint prijs Musikfest Bremen (26.08.2010)
Klara-Muziekprijzen 2008: De strijd is gestreden (10.11.2008)
Press Clips:
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Mussorgsky - Ravel (07.2014)
Flanders - Cultural crossroads in the heart of Europe (06.2009)
Jos van Immerseel (10.2006)
Documents:Anima Eterna (book)
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