EARLY PIANOWORKS OF SERGEY RACHMANINOV
1873 - 1943

“... David Mannesse takes this music seriously, in a sympathetic manner.
His performance is well thought-out and sensitive, without over-emphasizing the sometimes rather prominent sentimentality. I listened to this plea with pleasure…”
Luister, March 2003

PIANOWORKS OF HERMAN STRATEGIER
1912-1988

“... Pianist David Mannesse speaks out fervently for his (Herman Strategier's) work, putting a lot of colour into the harmonies and accentuating the lyrical movements...”
NRC Handelsblad, Paul Luttikhuis (13 - 2 - 1995)

“...Recording this piano music is a valuable thing to do, certainly when done so with the professionality shown here, both in an artistic sense as well as with respect to the recording technique. All these pieces are played skilfully and tastefully…”
Luister (July 1995)

“ ... David Mannesse pays a great deal of attention to tone and articulation in the pieces on this CD with Strategier's music.
This CD is an asset to Dutch music....”
Pianist Wyneke Jordans; Fragment from a transcription of a review of the CD during the radio programme Discotabel with Willem Vos (19-11-1994)
“ The tone-language is full of creativity. Mannesse, a superb musician, gets completely carried away by these compositions, without losing his firm grip on the whole performance. The structure remains completely clear and optimally transparent from start to finish.”
Arnhemsche Courant, Maarten Brandt
CONCERT IN COMMEMORATION OF HERMAN STRATEGIER 15 MARCH 1989
IN THE LARGE CONCERT HALL AT MUSIS SACRUM IN ARNHEM

“... Both energetic and probing, David Mannesse broke a lance for the six etudes for piano (1974)...”
Arnhemsche Courant, Maarten Brandt (16-3-1989)
“… With his artful performance, the pianist turned out to be a true advocate of this music, which is, in itself, very inventive..”
De Gelderlander, Wil Kox (17-3-1989)

"...experienced intensely, with a magnificent touch and a firm, flowing line in the Etudes Tableaux Op.39 by Rachmaninov... "
De Veluwepost
".. during virtuoso passages he makes the notes sparkle like drops of water in a mountain stream …. No romantic drooling here, but immediate evocation of the right atmosphere in Mozart's Duport Variaties.."
De Gelderlander