"Already the Mozart showed a a differentiated listening result, but the second piece of the evening left everybody speechless."
"On Saturday night, Knud Jansen led the orchestra through a caleidoscope of splendorous colours of sounds." - "While the large orchestra was following the directions agile and dynamically highly present, the soloist seemed to be intuitively connected to Knud Jansen." - "Knud Jansen shaped the symphony in every phase very transparent, not overloaded but elaborated to the smallest detail."
(Gmünder Tagespost, 11/18/13)
"Knud Jansen's fresh and precise conducting and his cheerful and easy-going charisma made everybody surrender to his charms."
(Waiblinger Kreiszeitung, 10/08/13)
"When entering the large Brahms' piece, he demanded the instant presence of musicians and audience. Everybody was imminently involved - no entrée, no time to gather oneself. Knud Jansen conducted with great calmness, he reached a colorful shape. He prove good contact to the orchestra - he stretched breaks effectively and acted as an explicit impulse giver."
(Gmünder Tagespost, 04/29/13)
"Mozart's distinctive late works was shaped by Jansen straighforward and demanding. His noticeably communicative conduct never got lost within schoolmasterly instructions. In the rapidly formed finale, the notion became certainty that this conductor will be able to conquer new terrain."
(Waiblinger Kreiszeitung, 03/12/13)
"The north german not only convinced as a cautious and passionate motivator, he also set impressive priorities on the interpretation."
"Unrestricted enthusiasm deserved the crowning performance of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. Knud Jansen found a wonderful mixture of verve and inward expressions, which naturally satisfied the one-of-a-kind pioneer spirit without pathetic-sentimental exaggeration."
"Having Knud Jansen, the 'Philharmonie' had a conductor who did everything right: precise conducting skills and clear gestures so that everything could be fully understood. All of that had comfortable aesthetics and cheerfully catching charme without vanity or even being superficial."
"His conducting showed the continuous analysis of all aspects of the composer's guidelines. The advance praise in the advance notice and the program were therefore proven corrrect. Besides the described precision there was a vocal flow, empathic lines, life without exhaustion. There were no sheer soundscapes, and least of all a show-off, but natural structured phrases, no seconds of boredom, but musical sprinkling..."
"With enthralling intensity, lively tempo and clear differentiation of the inner structure, Knud Jansen developed Beethoven's musical language already in the first movement, and grouped the musical building blocks to coherent entities."
"His precise and sophisticated conducting skills made this brilliant performance possible and made the audience feel the spirit of this romantic opera."
"Knud Jansen was again in inpressive shape on this evening. Effortlessly, besides colorfully shaping the recitatives which he accompagnied by himself on the cembalo, he led the orchestra with his strong conducting, so that the soloists had the needed space for the artistical unfolding of their respective characters."
On his concert introductions:
"Knud Jansen is an exceptionally gifted educator. He masterly tells stories and lets all the guests (who almost did not all fit into the venue) know everything they need in a very enternaining way. After such an introduction the only thing one could do was to enjoy."
"Already his entertaining oncert introduction was worth its money. A large crowd listened to a seminar of musical history, with examples played on the piano."
(Waiblinger Kreiszeitung, 10/08/13)