Bob van Asperen

Biography

Born: October 8, 1947; Amsterdam, The Netherlands  
The Dutch performer Bob van Asperen is a recognized specialist in the realm of performance on period keyboard instruments. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Asperen completed a conventional university course of study in music before embarking on lessons with harpsichord master Gustav Leonhardt starting in 1967; Asperen made his debut in Haarlem in 1968. Also in 1968 Asperen joined the group Quadro Hotteterre, of which he was a member until 1984. Read more Asperen completed his studies in 1972 after finishing a course in organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory given by Albert de Klerk. Afterward he accepted a teaching post at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, which he held until tapped to replace the departing Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatory, prompting Asperen's return to Amsterdam. His teaching duties in the Netherlands have not restrained him from touring internationally; Asperen has given master classes elsewhere in Europe and also Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Asperen's repertoire on harpsichord, organ, and clavichord is expansive and ranges from the music of John Bull to that of Antonio Soler, whose works Asperen has recorded in their entirety. Asperen has also recorded the complete published keyboard output of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Among the record labels that Asperen has recorded for are EMI, Sony, Virgin, Teldec, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, N.M. Classics, and Astreé; his recordings have won many awards, including the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. As a musicologist, Asperen has prepared many editions and reconstructions of works by composers from the Low Countries, particularly on behalf of Dutch Baroque composer Cornelis Thymanszoon Padbrué, but also members of the van Noordt family and naturally, Sweelinck . Asperen has also rehabilitated a few works of Johann Sebastian Bach that were not previously known; he has recorded the multiple keyboard concerti of Bach with his former professor Gustav Leonhardt. Read less

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Biography

Born: October 8, 1947; Amsterdam, The Netherlands  
The Dutch performer Bob van Asperen is a recognized specialist in the realm of performance on period keyboard instruments. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Asperen completed a conventional university course of study in music before embarking on lessons with harpsichord master Gustav Leonhardt starting in 1967; Asperen made his debut in Haarlem in 1968. Also in 1968 Asperen joined the group Quadro Hotteterre, of which he was a member until 1984. Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1 (HWV 306): I. Andante (including fragment from Passacaille from Suite VII, Suites de pieces pour le clavecin)
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1 (HWV 306): II. Largo e piano
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1 (HWV 306): III. Fuga (Organo ad libitum after Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 11)
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1 (HWV 306): IV. Adagio ad libitum (from Harpsichord Sonata in G minor HHA IV, 17 No. 22-Sonata, Larghetto)
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1 (HWV 306): V. Bourrée
Concerto Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 in B Flat Major: I-Andante
Concerto Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 in B Flat Major: II-Adagio e Fuga ad libitum(from Suite VIII, Suites de pieces pour le clavecin)
Concerto Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 in B Flat Major: III-Spiritoso
Concerto Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 in B Flat Major: IV-Menuet I & II
Concerto in D minor Op. 7 No. 4 (HWV 309): I. Adagio
Concerto in D minor Op. 7 No. 4 (HWV 309): II. Allegro così così
Concerto in D minor Op. 7 No. 4 (HWV 309): III. Ad libitum (Air from Suite III, Suites de pieces pour clavecin)
Concerto in D minor Op. 7 No. 4 (HWV 309): IV. Allegro
Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5 (HWV 310) : I. Staccato ma non troppo allegro
Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5 (HWV 310) : II. Adagio ad libitum
Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5 (HWV 310) : III. Andante larghetto e staccato
Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5 (HWV 310) : IV. Adagio ad libitum
Concerto in G minor Op. 7 No. 5 (HWV 310) : V. Menuet
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 6 (HWV 311): I. Pomposo
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 6 (HWV 311): II. Ad libitum (Adagio [3rd movt] from Suite II, Suites de pices pour le clavecin)
Concerto in B flat major Op. 7 No. 6 (HWV 311): III. Air
Concerto in A major Op. 7 No. 2 (HWV 307) : I. Ouverture
Concerto in A major Op. 7 No. 2 (HWV 307) : II. A tempo ordinario
Concerto in A major Op. 7 No. 2 (HWV 307) : III. Ad libitum (Gottlieb Moffat: Sarabande from Suite VI)
Concerto in A major Op. 7 No. 2 (HWV 307) : IV. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: I. Allegro e non presto
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: II. Adagio
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: III. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: I. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: II. Adagio
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: III. Allegro
Concerto in E minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: I. Andante
Concerto in E minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: II. Allegro molto
Concerto in E minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: IiI. Largo
Concerto in E minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: IV. Allegro
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: I. Adagio
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: II. (Allegro)
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: III. Adagio
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: IV. (Allegro)
Concerto in F minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: I. Allegro
Concerto in F minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: II. Largo
Concerto in F minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: III. Vivace
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: I. Allegro
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: II. Largo
Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor BWV1065: III. Allegro
Harpsichord Concerto in E BWV1053: I. [Allegro]
Harpsichord Concerto in E BWV1053: II. Siciliano
Harpsichord Concerto in E BWV1053: III. Allegro
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV1052: I. Allegro
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV1052: II. Adagio
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV1052: III. Allegro
Harpsichord Concerto in D BWV1054: I. [Allegro]
Harpsichord Concerto in D BWV1054: II. Adagio e piano sempre
Harpsichord Concerto in D BWV1054: III. Allegro
Harpsichord Concerto in G minor BWV1058: I. [Allegro]
Harpsichord Concerto in G minor BWV1058: II. Andante
Harpsichord Concerto in G minor BWV1058: III. Allegro assai
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: I. Allegro e non presto
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: II. Adagio
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 2 in D minor: III. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: I. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: II. Adagio
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 5 in C major: III. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 8 in G major: I. Allegro
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 8 in G major: II. Adagio
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings (2001 Digital Remaster), Concerto No. 8 in G major: III. Allegro


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