Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Soloists

Without Dietrich Buxtehude no Johann Sebastian Bach. But Buxtehude was much more than a precursor and an inspirer. Ton Koopman’s ensemble surrounds his favourite composer with North German contemporaries who were all of them eager to be inspired by the music from south of the Alps. For some of them traveling southward was the thing to do, but Buxtehude himself remained at home, which did however not imply that he was less steeped in the Italianate style. Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. During this concert you will hear the chamber music ensemble of this group, the Amsterdam Baroque Solists. Those internationally renowned baroque specialists get together a couple of times annually to develop new programmes. From 2005 to 2010 Koopman recorded the complete oeuvre of Dietrich Buxtehude, to the extent that it has reached us. As president of the International Dietrich Buxtehude Society he is the most eminent specialist. His boundless energy and enthusiasm will once more guarantee a concert of the highest standards.

Catherine Manson, violin | David Rabinovich, violin | Jaap ter Linden, viol | Mike Fentross, lute | Ton Koopman, harpsichord & artistic direction