Bob Van Asperen Bach

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)

Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Total time: 59:35+61:45+47:19+61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61716 2 | Recorded: 1991-1994

Bach is often credited with having invented the keyboard concerto, despite the fact that all of his works in the mode were arrangements of existing concertos for other instruments. Furthermore, whatever influence they may have had was indirect. It’s unlikely that either Haydn or Mozart had heard any of this music or even knew of its existence. But Haydn may have encountered the keyboard concertos of Carl Philippe Emanuel, and Mozart knew Johann Christian’s works in the genre. Nevertheless the elder Bach’s concertos, whether played on a harpsichord, or on a piano, retain a revered place in the keyboard literature. Many listeners will remember the veteran Baroque specialist, Bob van Asperen, from his collaboration with Gustav Leonhardt in the Teldec Bach cantata series. Here he plays the solo concertos with expected grace and fluidity, accompanied by Melante Amsterdam, which is basically an expanded period-instruments string quartet. The performances have a chamber-like intimacy, which is especially attractive, for example, in the famous Largo of the F-Minor concerto (BWV 1056). The recording, dating back to 1993, sounds brand new.
(George Chien)
Bach C.P.E. - Complete Flute Sonatas (Barthold Kuijken, Bob van Asperen) [1993]

Bach C.P.E. - Complete Flute Sonatas (Barthold Kuijken, Bob van Asperen) [1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 457 MB
Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: S2K 53964 | TT: CD1:74’57; CD2:65’02

The title of this release is thoroughly misleading. The album contains nothing like the ''Complete Flute Sonatas'' of C. P. E. Bach but only those for flute with obbligato harpsichord, of which there are but five. Eleven others for flute and continuo are omitted, along with Bach's single work for unaccompanied flute. Instead, the remaining five sonatas in the programme consist of two (BWV1020 and 1031) whose authorship has long been a matter of dispute; a trio for flute, violin and bass (H578) in which the violin part has been taken over by the right hand of the keyboard; another (H543) in which a similar adjustment has been made to Bach's two differently scored originals; and a duet for violin and harpsichord (H504) in which the violin part is taken by the flute. So, you can see that the title of the album is somewhat economical with the truth, though the accompanying essay by Barthold Kuijken clarifies the position.
– Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [5/1994]
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord - Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord - Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen
Baroque | flac - cue - log | EAC rip | Covers & booklet (HQ) | 2 CD | 676 MB | RS + Fsonic
NAXOS 8.554614-8.554783 | DDD | RAR 5% Rec. | 2000

J. S. Bach's second son, C.P.E. Bach, described the six Sonatas for Violin and Cembalo as "among the best compositions of my dear departed father", and went on to say how well they sounded and what pleasure they still gave him, although written some fifty years before. Over 300 years later these pieces still sound fresh and delightful.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations & Toccatas - Bob van Asperen

Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations & Toccatas - Bob van Asperen
Baroque | EAC Rip | log, ape + cue | Full booklet pdf HQ | 2 CD | 941 MB | RS
Virgin Veritas 6931982 | 2009

A very finely-played recording which takes virtually 'all' repeats, one of the best performances of Goldberg Variations. The instrument played by van Asperen is a two-manualed harpsichord by Michael Mietke of Berlin (1719), who crafted a harpsichord for Bach while he lived in Coethen.
Bob van Asperen - J.S. Bach: English Suites (2CD) (2006) (Repost)

Bob van Asperen - J.S. Bach: English Suites (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:34 + 01:13:00 | 999 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 92285

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. 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.
Bob van Asperen, Alma Musica Amsterdam - Albinoni, Telemann: Concertos and Sonatos for oboe (2001)

Bob van Asperen, Alma Musica Amsterdam - Albinoni, Telemann: Concertos and Sonatos for oboe (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 502 Mb | Total time: 62:27+40:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 61878 2 | Recorded: 1981-82

Bob van Asperen (born 8 October 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch harpsichordist and early keyboard instrument performer, as well as a conductor. He graduated in 1971 from the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he studied the harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt and the pipe organ with Albert de Klerk. Since then he has been performing extensively in Europe and the rest of the world, both as a soloist and as an accompanist/conductor.
In addition to his live performances, he has recorded repeatedly for several labels, including Sony, EMI, Teldec, Virgin, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, specialising in the keyboard repertoire of the 16th - 18th centuries, such as the harpsichord works of Froberger, J. S. Bach and Handel. One of the most important discography projects he has undertaken is the complete keyboard works of C.P.E. Bach and also the complete sonatas of Catalan composer Antonio Soler (Astrée, 1992). Various other projects are under way, while many of his recordings have been awarded with prestigious prizes, such as the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d'Or.
Bob van Asperen — J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil II

Bob van Asperen — J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil II
Baroque | APE, CUE, LOG, Booklet (300dpi) | 2CD, RAR 909 MB, RS
Virgin veritas x2 0946 3 85795 2 6
­­­©2007 EMI RECORDINGS LTD

Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 17, 2016
Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]

Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 324.57 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | Catalog Number: 7243 5 45174 2 6

Handel’s successful blend of new composition and arrangements of existing pieces in his Op. 4 organ concertos is winningly conveyed by this excellent recording. Van Asperen’s stylish playing and appropriate registration, aided by sensitive orchestral support, emphasise this music’s startling diversity. No. 1’s improvisatory organ solos; the expressive contrast between violin and cello concertino and organ in No. 3, and the enchanting atmosphere of the more delicately scored No. 6 are notable highlights.
– Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
Albinoni, Telemann: Concertos and Sonatos for oboe (Bob van Asperen, Han de Vries) [2001]

Albinoni, Telemann: Concertos and Sonatos for oboe (Bob van Asperen, Han de Vries) [2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 2cd, 505.05 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin | Catalog Number: 7243 5 61878 2 5

In terms of their reputations, it is the misfortune of both Albinoni and Telemann that they shared their time and space with Vivaldi and Bach - respectively, the nonpareils of Venetian Baroque and Baroque everywhere else. Nonetheless, these oboe concerti of Albinoni testify to the considerable talents of the Red Priest's contemporaries. Three of the four concerti that begin CD1 (those in d, C and g) are probably the equals of anything that Vivaldi wrote for this instrument. They show the 51 year old composer (former dilettante now turned professional) at the height of his powers. Telemann's works on these discs, meanwhile - and especially the wonderful Sonata in g from 'Tafelmusik III' - show him at his most inspired…
By Jon Chambers (Birmingham, England)

VA - Virginal - Bob van Asperen  Music

Posted by generale79 at March 25, 2010
VA - Virginal - Bob van Asperen

VA - Virginal - Bob van Asperen
Baroque | Ape + cue | no log | Covers | 1 CD | 342 MB | RS
MIM006 | 2001

This CD is by now practically unobtainable on the market.

Works by Byrd, Anonymus, Sweelinck, Henderick Speuy, Bull, Philips, H.Ashton, Th.Preston, Th.Tomkins, Gibbons (Virginals by Andreas Ruckers 1620, Ioannes and Andreas Ruckers 1604, André Extermann 1999, and "The Queen of Bohemia's Virginal" by Gabriel Townsend 1641, all in Museum of Musical Instruments, Brussels)