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Ton Koopman: lyrical international reviews!

We just recieved a pile of international reviews of conductor/organplayer/harpsichordplayer Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir.

"This is a thoroughly enjoyable recording of Buxtehude's unpublished chamber music. ... The playing of all concerned is first rate, and I can heartily recommend this release to everyone." Brian Clark, Early Music - Opera Omnia XII

"The performances are fittingly accomplished - naturally virtuoso, warmly recorded and paces with acute awareness of the music's rhetorical ebb and flow.... The balance between instruments here is thoroughly satisfying at all times." Lindsay Kemp, Gramaphone - Opera Omnia XIII, Chamber music volume 2

"Superb playing of wonderfully inventive music." - Mark Sealy - Musicweb-international.com - Opera Omnia XIII, Chamber music volume 2

"These new recordings are certainly as nicely played as the recent Marc Minkowski set with his Musiciens du Louvre, and more cleanly recorded."  Bayan Northcott, BBC Music Magazine - London Symphonies

"Violinists Catherine Manson and David Rabinovich form an excellent partnership in three sonatas for two violins, gamba and continuo, demonstrating admirable internal rapport and blend, voicing skilfully thier elaborate imitative and fugal sections, and excelling in the double-stopped textures of the C major Sonata." Robin Stowell, The Strad - Opera Omnia XII

"While the music is certainly absorbing enough, it is the glorious vitality of these six supremely gifted instrumentalists relishing every moment of the music which makes this one of the most eminently listenable discs it's been my pleasure to review." Marc Rochester, International Record ReviewOpera Omnia XII

"But Koopman also differs in welcoming lute into a continuo line-up that never hides its infectious contribution under a bushel. The lute allows for an extra layer of artful 'scoring' which underpins music-making bursting with suave urbanity and razor-sharp reactions to Buxtehude's turn-on-a-sixpence mood swings." Paul Riley, BBC Music Magazine - Opera Omnia XII

"This Buxtehude at his best, with clever dialogue between high and low strings, and rapidly interchanging, contrasting movements ." Tijdschrift Oude Muziek - Opera Omnia XIII, Chamber music volume 2No2-2011

We already announced the news that Ton Koopman will be going on tour in Europe in July. Read more about that here


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Ton Koopman at the Zacharias Hildebrandt Organ (1726) in Lengefeld in the Erzgebirge

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