Wieland Kuijken

Biography

Born: August 31, 1938; Dilbeek, Belgium  
Wieland Kuijken is widely regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in the twentieth century revival of the viola da gamba and early cello. Born to a musical family near Brussels, he began studies on the cello at the Conservatory at Bruges in 1952. He then attended the Brussels Conservatory, winning the Prix d'Excellence in 1962. His musical activities as a student in Brussels were varied and included performance with the contemporary Read more music ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. At the same time, he began to teach himself the viola da gamba, and from 1959 to 1972, he performed with the Alarius Ensemble, an ensemble devoted to performances of French Baroque music. Soon thereafter, the name "Kuijken" became synonymous with stylistically accurate performances of Baroque music thanks to concerts with his brothers Sigiswald (violin) and Barthold (flute) in the Kuijken Early Music Group. Specializing in the bass viol, Wieland Kuijken has performed and recorded a large repertoire as both a continuo player and soloist. His recordings of Bach, Marais, and Forqueray have garnered critical acclaim, and his repertoire encompasses music by composers as late as Mozart and Boccherini. He has taught at the conservatories of Antwerp, Brussels, and the Hague, and has been a featured performer at festivals of early music such as Flanders, Saintes, and the English Bach Festival. Aside from his brothers, notable collaborators have included Alfred Deller, Frans Brüggen, Jordi Savall, and Gustav Leonhardt. Read less

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Biography

Born: August 31, 1938; Dilbeek, Belgium  
Wieland Kuijken is widely regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in the twentieth century revival of the viola da gamba and early cello. Born to a musical family near Brussels, he began studies on the cello at the Conservatory at Bruges in 1952. He then attended the Brussels Conservatory, winning the Prix d'Excellence in 1962. His musical activities as a student in Brussels were varied and included performance with the contemporary Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Bourree
V. Menuetto
I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Presto
IV. Adagio
V. Alla breve
VI. Andante
VII. A tempo di menuetto
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Minuet
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Andante
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
V. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andantino piu tosto Allegretto
III. Vivace assai
I. Allegro
II. Finale: Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Allegro moderato
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourree I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourree I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Adagio
II. Allegro ma non tanto
III. Andante
IV. Allegro moderato
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Cortesemente
IV. Vivace
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Cunando
IV. Vivace
I. Andante
II. Presto
III. Con tenerezza
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Ondeggiando
IV. Allegro
I. Cantabile
II. Vivace
III. Mesto
IV. Spirituoso
V. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Presto
IV. Dolce
V. Vivace
I. Adagio cantabile
II. Allegro
III. Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Poca adagio
III. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio
II. Scherzo: Allegro
III. Finale: Presto
I. Andante con expressione
II. Adagio
III. Tempo di menuet
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Vivace
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto - Allegretto
III. Presto
I. Adagio
II. Menuetto
III. Presto
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Menuetto
I. Moderato
II. Menuetto
III. Scherzo: Presto
I. Moderato
II. Menuetto
III. Finale: Presto
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Gigue
VI. Menuet en Trio
Ricercar a 3 voci (Harpsichord)
Canon perpetuus (Flute, Violin, Continuo)
Canon a 2 (Harpsichord)
Canon a 2 (Two Violins, Continuo)
Canon a 2, per motum contrarium (Transverse flute, Harpsichord)
Canon a 2, per augmentationem, contrario motu (Two Violins, Bass Viol)
Canon a 2, per tonos (Violin, Harpsichord)
Fuga canonica (Violin, Harpsichord)
Ricercar a 6 (Harpsichord)
Canon a 2, Quaerendo invenietis, (Harpsichord)
Canon a 4 (Two Harpsichords)
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
Canon perpetuus, contrario motu (Transverse flute, Violin, Continuo)
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.5 in E minor, BWV 1034 - 1. Adagio ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.5 in E minor, BWV 1034 - 2. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.5 in E minor, BWV 1034 - 3. Andante
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.5 in E minor, BWV 1034 - 4. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.6 in E, BWV 1035 - 1. Adagio ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.6 in E, BWV 1035 - 2. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.6 in E, BWV 1035 - 3. Siciliano
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.6 in E, BWV 1035 - 4. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.4 in C, BWV 1033 - 1. Andante - Presto
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.4 in C, BWV 1033 - 2. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.4 in C, BWV 1033 - 3. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute or Violin No.4 in C, BWV 1033 - 4. Menuet I - II
I. Presto assai
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Presto assai
II. Menuetto
III. Adagio
IV. Presto assai
I. Presto
II. Adagio
II. Menuetto
IV. Presto assai
I. Vivace
II. Andante moderato
III. Menuetto
IV. Fantasia moderato and Variations
I. Presto
II. Andante moderato
III. Menuetto
IV. Fantasia moderato and Variations
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Finale: Vivace
I. Andante
II. Allegro
I. Spirituoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro


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