Jaap Schröder

Biography

Jaap Schröder is among the most versatile of the musicians who have emerged from the historical performance movement, recording music ranging from Baroque to Romantic both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, conducting or leading a variety of top period-instrument ensembles, and enjoying a long career as a teacher in both Europe and the U.S. Born in 1925 in Amsterdam, Schröder combined violin studies in Amsterdam and Paris with musicology Read more courses at the Sorbonne. In the 1950s and 1960s he was a member of the Netherlands String Quartet and concertmaster of the Hilversum Radio Chamber Orchestra, and in 1960 he founded his own chamber group, Concerto Amsterdam.

In the 1970s, as the movement toward historically accurate performances entered its second wave, Schröder became one of the first musicians to look toward extending its principles forward to the Classical and Romantic eras. He founded the Quartetto Esterházy in 1973 to that end, and once again he immersed himself in orchestral as well as chamber literature. From 1980 to 1984 he was concertmaster of London's Academy of Ancient Music, and he would co-direct that group's recording of Mozart's complete symphonies, the first made on period instruments. He has conducted various European Baroque orchestras, as well as the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra in Washington.

Schröder has also been active as a chamber musician and as a soloist in the U.S., as well as teaching for many years at the Yale University School of Music and holding guest appointments at several top conservatories. He founded the Smithsonian String Quartet in Washington in 1982, and his recordings have included Baroque standards like the Bach unaccompanied Violin Sonatas and Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and unfamiliar Baroque virtuoso solo literature by the likes of Biber, Veracini, and Uccellini. With chamber groups he has performed music from Mendelssohn, Gade, and both Robert and Clara Schumann, and his repertoire extends forward to Hindemith's violin concerto from Kammermusik No. 4. A walking compendium of expertise and performing lore, Jaap Schröder is a true jack-of-all-trades in the historical-performance investigative enterprise. Read less
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  • 1.
    The Complete Bach Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 567107 Release Date: 02/23/2018   Number of Discs: 153
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Max van Egmond,  Kurt Equiluz,  Paul Esswood,  Walter Gampert  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Ton Koopman,  Jaap Schröder  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
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    The Complete Bach Edition
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 664202 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 154
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Max van Egmond,  Kurt Equiluz,  Paul Esswood,  Walter Gampert  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Ton Koopman,  Jaap Schröder  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
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    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K 364, Concertone K 190 / Schroder, Smithsonian CO
    Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 77459 Release Date: 02/07/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marilyn McDonald,  Jaap Schröder
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra
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    The Young Felix Mendelssohn
    Label: Musica Omnia   Catalog: 304 Release Date: 12/09/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Jaap Schröder,  Atlantic Ensemble
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlantis Ensemble
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    Boccherini: Cello Concertos / Schroder, Bylsma, Et Al
    Label: Teldec Das Alte Werk   Catalog: 433340 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
    Performer:  Hermann Baumann,  Anner Bylsma,  Adriaan van Woudenberg
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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  • 6.
    Ultimate Handel - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000895002 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Elly Ameling,  Philip Langridge,  Daniel Chorzempa,  Anna Reynolds
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  David Hill,  Jaap Schröder,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Brandenburg Consort  ... 
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    Boccherini: Cello Concertos / Bylsma, Schröder, Concerto Amsterdam
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 749805 Release Date: 04/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luigi Boccherini
    Performer:  Hermann Baumann,  Anner Bylsma,  Adriaan van Woudenberg
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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    Handel: Organ Concertos Vol 4 / Schröder, Chorzempa
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186110 Release Date: 05/25/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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    Handel: Organ Concertos Vol 3 / Chorzempa, Schröder, Et Al
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186109 Release Date: 05/27/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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    Handel: Organ Concertos Vol 1 / Chorzempa, Schröder, Et Al
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186103 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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    Handel: Organ Concertos Vol 2 / Chorzempa, Schröder, Et Al
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186104 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Daniel Chorzempa
    Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
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  • 12.
    The Best Of Handel / Marriner, Schröder, Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 454029 Release Date: 04/09/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Ida Presti,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Heinz Holliger,  Aafje Heynis  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Raymond Leppard,  Hans Gillesberger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  English Baroque Soloists,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Virtuoso Trumpet
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 94524 Release Date: 07/05/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Grigoras Dinicu,  John Hartmann  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Alexander Markovich,  Sergei Nakariakov,  Theo Mertens
    Conductor:  Jörg Faerber,  André Rieu,  Jaap Schröder,  Jean-Pierre Wallez  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra,  Concerto Amsterdam,  Orchestre d'Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix  ... 
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