Ton Koopman

Biography

Born: October 12, 1944; Zwolle, The Netherlands  
By his twenties, Antonius "Ton" Koopman was already carving a musical niche for himself in which he would rise to become one of the world's most prominent performers in the early music movement. Koopman was born in the Dutch town of Zwolle in 1944. After what he describes as a "classical education," he went to Amsterdam to study organ (with Simon C. Jansen), harpsichord (with Gustav Leonhardt), and musicology. Koopman's musical interests from the Read more outset centered upon the re-creation of older musics on their original instruments in a thoroughly researched historical performing style. He founded his first Baroque orchestra in 1966, followed by an exuberant career (40 years and counting) of mingled performance, conducting, and scholarship.

As a keyboardist, Ton Koopman has appeared on the most prestigious concert stages of five continents and has produced an extensive discography on Erato, Philips, Sony, Teldec, and other labels. He has concertized on many of the greatest historical organs throughout Europe. He plays harpsichord while leading the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (both of which he also founded), in addition to giving regular guest performances with professional orchestras throughout the world. He has taught harpsichord at the Sweelinck conservatory, serves as a professor of harpsichord at the Hague's Royal Conservatory, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Koopman's first international prizes -- a pair of Prix d'Excellence -- came for his performances on organ and harpsichord.

Koopman's work as a conductor of early music has garnered him a wealth of further awards, including two Edison Prizes, a 3M Prize, a Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, a French Grand Prix du Disque and Prix Hector Berlioz, Grammy nominations in both the U.S. and Britain, and the Silver Phonograph from the Dutch recording industry. Much of his recorded work has been with the period instrument ensemble the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, which he founded in 1979. Together, Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque have produced scores of recordings; Biber, Charpentier, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, and Vivaldi have been featured, though Koopman is best known now for his massive projects with recording the music of J.S. Bach. Between 1994 and 2004 he conducted and recorded the entire corpus of Bach's cantatas; other projects have included the complete Bach organ works and Passions (including Koopman's own reconstruction of the lost Markuspassion). Finally, Koopman maintains an incredibly active schedule as guest conductor, as well as a lengthy publishing career. Read less
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  • 76.
    Classical Heartbreakers
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85345 Release Date: 01/13/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Lucio Quarantotto,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Cohen,  Laszlo Varga,  André Previn,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Norman Del Mar,  David Abel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 77.
    Entremeses Del Siglo De Oro / Figueras, Savall, Hespèrion Xx
    Label: Alia Vox   Catalog: 9831 Release Date: 12/09/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Guerrero,  Juan Blas de Castro,  Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo,  Jordi Savall,  Montserrat Figueras,  Sergi Casademunt  ... 
    Conductor:  Jordi Savall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
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  • 78.
    Masters Of The Bow - Cello / Rostropovich, Casals, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000020902 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Olivier Messiaen,  Gabriel Fauré,  Scott Joplin,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice Gendron,  Jean Françaix,  Bruno Canino,  Lynn Harrell  ... 
    Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian,  Nicholas Cleobury,  Riccardo Chailly,  Willem van Otterloo  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Chamber Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 79.
    The #1 Bach Album
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 472758 Release Date: 01/14/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gottfried H. Stölzel
    Performer:  Trevor Pinnock,  Wolfgang Rübsam,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  János Starker  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  Karl Richter,  Barry Rose,  John Eliot Gardiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir  ... 
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  • 80.
    Bach: Organ Works / Ton Koopman
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 94020 Release Date: 08/27/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 81.
    The Voice Of The Baroque - Bartoli, Berganza, Price, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 472315 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gottfried H. Stölzel  ... 
    Performer:  Dana Hanchard,  Sylvia McNair,  Bryn Terfel,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Karl Richter,  Barry Rose  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Munich Bach Orchestra  ... 
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  • 82.
    Bach 2000 Vol 86 - Sacred Songs / Koopman, Mertens, Et Al
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 81145 Release Date: 10/02/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Klaus Mertens,  Ton Koopman,  Jaap ter Linden,  Christoph Prégardien
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  • 83.
    Bach: Sonaten Für Viola Da Gamba & Cembalo / Savall, Koopman
    Label: Alia Vox   Catalog: 9812 Release Date: 05/09/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Jordi Savall,  Ton Koopman
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  • 84.
    Mozart: Complete Works For Piano / Ingrid Haebler
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 456132 Release Date: 09/16/1997   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ludwig Hoffmann,  Ingrid Haebler,  Paul Badura-Skoda,  Jörg Demus  ... 
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  • 85.
    Haydn: Complete Harpsichord Concertos / Ton Koopman
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 446542 Release Date: 02/20/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Alda Stuurop,  Reinhard Goebel,  Charles Medlam,  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra,  Musica Antiqua Amsterdam
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  • 86.
    The Organ At Adlington Hall / Ton Koopman
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10255 Release Date: 01/01/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Boyce,  John Blow,  Henry Purcell,  Orlando Gibbons  ... 
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 87.
    Handel: The Complete Sonatas For Recorder / Verbruggen
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907151 Release Date: 11/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Jaap ter Linden,  Marion Verbruggen,  Ton Koopman
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  • 88.
    Bach: Trio Sonatas / Ton Koopman
    Label: Dg Archiv Masters   Catalog: 447277 Release Date: 01/02/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 89.
    The Ultimate Baroque Collection
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 92876 Release Date: 10/19/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Wilbert Hazelzet,  Roy Goodman,  Ton Koopman,  Dorina Frati  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Ton Koopman,  Claudio Scimone
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  English Baroque Soloists,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  ... 
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  • 90.
    Bach: Toccata & Fugue In D, Etc / Ton Koopman
    Label: Dg 3d Classics   Catalog: 427801 Release Date: 08/01/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 91.
    Bach: Organ Works- Toccaten & Fugen / Ton Koopman
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 410999 Release Date: 04/16/1984   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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Biography

Born: October 12, 1944; Zwolle, The Netherlands  
By his twenties, Antonius "Ton" Koopman was already carving a musical niche for himself in which he would rise to become one of the world's most prominent performers in the early music movement. Koopman was born in the Dutch town of Zwolle in 1944. After what he describes as a "classical education," he went to Amsterdam to study organ (with Simon C. Jansen), harpsichord (with Gustav Leonhardt), and musicology. Koopman's musical interests from the Read more
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Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 3. Tempo di Menuetto
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No.2 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No.2 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 - 2. Thema (Allegretto) mit Variazionen
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat, K.107 No.3 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 4 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat, K.107 No.3 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 4 - 2. Allegretto
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : I Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : II Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : III Largo
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : V Adagio - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.1 HWV306 : VI Bourrée - Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in A major Op.7 No.2 HWV307 : I Overture
Handel : Organ Concerto in A major Op.7 No.2 HWV307 : II A tempo ordinario
Handel : Organ Concerto in A major Op.7 No.2 HWV307 : III Largo - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in A major Op.7 No.2 HWV307 : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.3 HWV308 : I Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.3 HWV308 : II Fuga - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.3 HWV308 : III Spiritoso
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.3 HWV308 : IV Menuets 1 & 2
Handel : Organ Concerto in D minor Op.7 No.4 HWV309 : I Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in D minor Op.7 No.4 HWV309 : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in D minor Op.7 No.4 HWV309 : III Adagio - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in D minor Op.7 No.4 HWV309 : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.7 No.5 HWV310 : I Allegro ma non troppo - Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.7 No.5 HWV310 : II Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.7 No.5 HWV310 : III Menuet
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.7 No.5 HWV310 : IV Gavotte
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.6 HWV311 : I Pomposo
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.6 HWV311 : II Adagio - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.7 No.6 HWV311 : III A tempo ordinario
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.4 HWV292 : I Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.4 HWV292 : II Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.4 HWV292 : III Adagio - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.4 HWV292 : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.6 HWV294 : I Andante - Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.6 HWV294 : II Larghetto
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.6 HWV294 : III Allegro moderato
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.3 HWV291 : I Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.3 HWV291 : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.3 HWV291 : III Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.3 HWV291 : IV Gavotte - Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.2 HWV290 : I A tempo ordinario
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.2 HWV290 : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.2 HWV290 : III Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in B flat major Op.4 No.2 HWV290 : IV Allegro ma non troppo
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.1 HWV289 : I Larghetto
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.1 HWV289 : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.1 HWV289 : III Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto in G minor Op.4 No.1 HWV289 : IV Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.5 HWV293 : I Larghetto
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.5 HWV293 : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.5 HWV293 : III Alla siciliana
Handel : Organ Concerto in F major Op.4 No.5 HWV293 : IV Presto
Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : I Larghetto
Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : II Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : III Larghetto
Handel : Organ Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto No.14 in A major HWV296 : I Largo
Handel : Organ Concerto No.14 in A major HWV296 : II Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto No.14 in A major HWV296 : III Grave
Handel : Organ Concerto No.14 in A major HWV296 : IV Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto No.19 in D minor HWV304 : I Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto No.19 in D minor HWV304 : II Pastorale - Ad libitum
Handel : Organ Concerto No.19 in D minor HWV304 : III Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : I Overture
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : II Allegro ma non troppo
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : III Adagio
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : IV Andante
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : V Allegro
Handel : Organ Concerto No.20 in F major HWV305a : VI Marche
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : I Vivace
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : II Un poco adagio
Haydn : Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.11 : III Rondo all'Ungarese - Allegro assai
Haydn : Organ Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.1 : I Moderato
Haydn : Organ Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.1 : II Largo
Haydn : Organ Concerto in C major Hob.XVIII No.1 : III Allegro molto
Haydn : Organ concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.2 : I Allegro moderato
Haydn : Organ concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.2 : II Adagio
Haydn : Organ concerto in D major Hob.XVIII No.2 : III Allegro
1. Vivace
2. Un poco adagio
3. Rondo all'Ungherese. Allegro assai
1. Moderato
2. Largo
3. Allegro molto
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Finale (Allegro)
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
Mozart: Prelude and Fugue in C, K.394 - 1. Prelude
Mozart: Prelude and Fugue in C, K.394 - 2. Fugue
Mozart: Suite in C, K.399 - 1. Overture
Mozart: Suite in C, K.399 - 2. Allemande
Mozart: Suite in C, K.399 - 3. Courante
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in D, K.381 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in D, K.381 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in D, K.381 - 3. Allegro molto
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in B flat, K.358 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in B flat, K.358 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in B flat, K.358 - 3. Molto presto
Mozart: Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448 - 1. Allegro con spirito
Mozart: Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448 - 3. Allegro molto
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in F, K.497 - 1. Adagio - Allegro di molto
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in F, K.497 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in F, K.497 - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in C, K.521 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in C, K.521 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Sonata for Piano duet in C, K.521 - 3. Allegretto
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in D, K.107 No.1 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 2 - 3. Tempo di Menuetto
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No.2 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No.2 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 - 2. Thema (Allegretto) mit Variazionen
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat, K.107 No.3 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 4 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat, K.107 No.3 after J.C. Bach's Sonata Op. 5 No. 4 - 2. Allegretto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Concerto in D Major for Cello and Orchestra, G. 478: I. Allegro con spirito
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo
IV. Rondo comodo assai