Friday 2 November 2012
De Telegraaf – 2 November 2012
by Eddie Vetter
That afternoon they beautifully and four-handed played the piano at Joop Stokkermans’ funeral service in Laren, in the evening they debuted with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The career of Arthur (16) and Lucas (19) Jussen has got on the move. With the greatest of ease they conquered the overcrowded Main Hall.
Because of the unusual cast, one does not often hear Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos and orchestra KV 36. One really needs such a homogeneous duo to realise even the finest details of the exciting play of give and take. The brothers selected a piece that is in their genes, as it were. In a natural way they catch the simplicity that marks the true one. Two minds with a single thought.
It is really amazing how they keep in pace with risky accelerations, stimulated by the orchestra under the direction of Jan Willem de Vriend. And the enthusiastic audience were given an encore: the Waltz from the First suite for two pianos op.15 by Anton Arensky, full of examples of a stunning ensemble.