Henk Neven, Hans Eijsackers and Jan Bastiaan Neven were guests on "Podium Witteman" in the Netherlands, performing music from their newly released CD "With Love from Russia".
BBC Music Magazine Collection "Opera classics" recording
Henk is featured on "Opera classics", the latest album release in the BBC Music Magazine Collection.
Performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Henk sings Mozart and Handel arias.
Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
"The natural elegance of his full and round baritone alluringly rendered the Count’s aristocratic poise. His subtle use of colours and agile body language disclosed perfectly the character’s ill-concealed inner rage, without ever falling into caricature."
- Bachtrack, October 2015 "Henk Neven was with his imposing baritone a "Henk Neven was with his imposing baritone a both stately and erotically charged Count Almaviva." - Opusklassiek, October 2015
"Le Pollux de Henk Neven nous ravit. La voix est pleine, ronde, bien timbrée, toujours intelligible." Yvan Beuvard, Forumopera.com
"Le baryton-basse néerlandais Henk Neven incarne toute la noblesse et l’élégance qui conviennent à Pollux…" Jean-Marc Piriou, bachtrack.com
"..le Pollux de Henk Neven a de la tenue et du sentiment, sinon le moelleux désirable." Jean-Philippe Grosperrin, diapaison
L’engagement des chanteurs se situe à la hauteur de l’enjeu : leur attention au texte et à la déclamation mérite tous les éloges. En Pollux, Henk Neven familier du rôle, ardent, vibrant (superbe „present des dieux” - )" Michel Le Naour, concertclassic.com
"Pollux (Henk Neven) sait exprimer aussi bien la détermination que l’amour fraternel avec une égale vigueur, et il a dans cette version un rôle primordial" Joelle Farenc, resmusica.com
Reviews for Wigmore Hall recitals
“He’s an engaging presence on the podium, with a firm, resonant baritone.”
Neil Fisher, Times, April 2014
"Thus Neven made "Ganymed" burst with life and found a perfect stillness in the two Wandrers Nachtlieder…”
Mark Valencia, The Arts Desk, May 2014 more reviews on the press page >
With Love from Russia
Henk Neven - baritone
Hans Eijsackers - piano
Jan Bastiaan Neven - cello
A wonderful survey of Russian song, in new arrangements. Henk Neven is joined once again by pianist Hans Eijsackers and also by his cellist brother Jan Bastiaan Neven. Ranging from Glinka in the early 19th century to Rachmaninov in the 20th century via Borodin, Dargomyzhsky and Tchaikovsky, the programme also features a selection from Prokofiev's 'Chout' in arrangements for cello & piano. A wonderfully intimate sound world is conjured by the musicians in this recital of well known and less well known songs – with love from Russia.
Songs by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Rachmaninov, Borodin, Tchaikovsky arr. voice, cello & piano Selections from 'Chout' by Prokofiev for cello & piano.