Barthold Kuijken

Biography

Born: March 8, 1949; Dilbeek, Belgium  
Barthold Kuijken is among the most prominent Belgian musicians involved in the performance of early music on authentic instruments. He often appears in concert with his brothers Wieland, a cellist and viola da gamba player, and Sigiswald, a violinist, viol player, and conductor. Often, Paul Dombrecht joins them on oboe, with either Gustav Leonhardt or Robert Kohnen on harpsichord. Though Barthold Kuijken's flute and recorder repertory largely Read more falls into the Baroque era, he plays works by Haydn (divertimentos and trios), Mozart (the flute quartets), Schubert (violin/flute sonatas), and other pieces from the Classical era. Kuijken typically appears in chamber music performances, but he has devoted much time throughout his career to playing in early music ensembles, such as the Parnassus Ensemble, the Collegium Aureum, and La Petite Bande. Kuijken has appeared on more than 40 recordings spread across several labels, including Sony Classical, Harmonia Mundi, Accent, Naïve, and EuroArts.

Barthold Kuijken was born into a musically gifted family on March 8, 1949, in Bilbeek (near Brussels), Belgium. He is the youngest of the three Kuijken brothers and thus benefited from his older siblings' example and teaching. Barthold studied music at the Bruges Conservatory, the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. At the latter school, Frans Vester instructed him on flute and Frans Brüggen on recorder.

Kuijken became interested in the Baroque flute at the Brussels Conservatory and began teaching himself to play the instrument from that time. After his student years he began regularly appearing in concert engagements with his brothers and other musicians. Eventually, the Kuijkens toured Europe, much of Asia, Australia, Israel, and the Americas. Sigiswald Kuijken founded La Petite Bande in 1972, and from around that time Barthold began appearing as a regular member of the ensemble. By the later twentieth century, he was well established on the concert scene, as well as in the recording studio.

In the new century, Barthold's recordings have been appearing with greater frequency. Among his efforts was a 2008 CD on Accent entitled French and Italian Flute Music of the Eighteenth Century. He is joined on this two-disc album by his brother Wieland and Robert Kohnen in trio works by Vivaldi, Corelli, Montéclair, Blavet, and others. Barthold Kuijken has also continued to remain active in the new century in his other profession, that of flute teacher at both the Hague and Brussels Conservatories. Read less
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  • 1.
    Flute Concertos & Sonatas
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88725463922 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carl Stamitz,  Franz Xaver Richter,  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Claire Guimond,  Frans Brüggen,  Bob van Asperen  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
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    Vivaldi, Marcello, Platti, Handel, Telemann, Corelli & Hotteterre: Concertos & Sonatas for Wind Instruments
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88725463932 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Arcangelo Corelli,  George Frideric Handel,  Jacques Hotteterre,  Alessandro Marcello  ... 
    Performer:  Frans Brüggen,  Anner Bylsma,  Bob van Asperen,  Hansjurg Lange  ... 
    Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Museum Trio,  Orchestra of the 18th Century
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    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Complete Sony Recordings
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88875030622 Release Date: 06/16/2015   Number of Discs: 47
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Heinrich Ignaz Biber  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Lamon,  Stephen Marvin,  Christina Mahler,  Ivars Taurins  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon,  Bruno Weil,  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik,  Stuttgart Chamber Choir,  Tölz Boys Choir  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Concertos Vol 2 [6-CD Set]
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30556 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Paolo Grazzi,  Lorenzo Coppola,  Daniele Latini  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfredo Bernardini,  Enrico Onofri,  Giovanni Antonini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academia Montis Regalis,  Zefiro Ensemble,  L'Aura Soave  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Flute Concertos / Kuijken, Le Petite Bande
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24241 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken
    Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
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  • 6.
    French & Italian Flute Music Of The 18th Century
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 30009 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Francesco Maria Veracini,  Francesco Geminiani,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Jean-Marie Leclair  ... 
    Performer:  Wieland Kuijken,  Barthold Kuijken,  Robert Kohnen
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    Wf Bach: Flute Duets / Kuijken, Hantai
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 9057 Release Date: 04/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Performer:  Marc Hantaï,  Barthold Kuijken
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  • 8.
    The Artistry Of Barthold Kuijken - Telemann, Bach, Etc
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24203 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken
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    Hotteterre: Complete Wind Music / Brüggen, Et Al
    Label: Sony Classical Seon   Catalog: 62942 Release Date: 08/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Hotteterre
    Performer:  Shelley Gruskin,  Frans Brüggen,  Wieland Kuijken,  Gustav Leonhardt  ... 
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    Couperin: Concerts Royaux No 1-4 / Kuijken, Et Al
    Label: Sony Classical Seon   Catalog: 60370 Release Date: 05/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin
    Performer:  Wieland Kuijken,  Barthold Kuijken,  Jürg Schaeftlein,  Milan Turkovic  ... 
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  • 11.
    Bach: Musical Offering / Kuijken Ensemble
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2050366 Release Date: 06/20/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Wieland Kuijken,  Barthold Kuijken,  Sigiswald Kuijken,  Robert Kohnen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Ensemble
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  • 12.
    Haydn: Trios For Flute, Violin & Cello / Kuijken
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 30007 Release Date: 04/25/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Sigiswald Kuijken,  Wieland Kuijken
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  • 13.
    Devienne: Flute Quartets / B., S. & W. Kiujken, Terakado
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24162 Release Date: 11/30/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Devienne
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Sara Kuijken,  Wieland Kuijken,  Ryo Terakado
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    Telemann: Oeuvres Pour Flûte Et Violes / Barthold Kuijken
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22245 Release Date: 04/06/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Susie Napper,  Margaret Little,  Eric Milnes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
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    Bach: Flute Sonatas / Barthold Kuijken, Ewald Demeyere
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 22150 Release Date: 01/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Ewald Demeyere
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    Vivaldi: Concerti Per Il Flauto Traversiere / Kuijken, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30298 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academia Montis Regalis
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  • 17.
    Trockne Blumen - Schubert, Etc / B. Kuijken, L. Devos
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 97125 Release Date: 01/01/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Xavier W. Mozart,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Luc Devos,  Barthold Kuijken
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  • 18.
    Cantata Da Camera / Jacobs, Kuijken, Bylsma, Leonhardt
    Label: Sony Classical Seon   Catalog: 63181 Release Date: 08/19/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Caldara,  Nicolo Porpora
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Anner Bylsma,  Gustav Leonhardt,  René Jacobs  ... 
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    Couperin: L'apothéose A La Mémoire De Lully, Etc / Kohnen
    Label: Sony Classical Seon   Catalog: 62941 Release Date: 06/03/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin
    Performer:  Lucy Van Dael,  Wieland Kuijken,  Robert Kohnen,  Sigiswald Kuijken  ... 
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  • 20.
    From The Court Of Frederick The Great / Kuijken, Van Asperen
    Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series   Catalog: 66267 Release Date: 03/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frederick the Great,  Carl Heinrich Graun,  Johann Philipp Kirnberger,  Johann Gottfried Müthel  ... 
    Performer:  Bob van Asperen,  Barthold Kuijken,  Wieland Kuijken
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  • 21.
    C.P.E. Bach: Flute Sonatas / Kuijken, Van Asperen
    Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series   Catalog: 53964 Release Date: 11/16/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Barthold Kuijken,  Bob van Asperen
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  • 22.
    Stamitz, Richter, Haydn: Flute Concertos / Kuijken, Lamon
    Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series   Catalog: 48045 Release Date: 05/05/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Franz Xaver Richter  ... 
    Performer:  Claire Guimond,  Barthold Kuijken
    Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
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