Haydn Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia II (Vocal Works 1) (2CD) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia II (Vocal Works 1) (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 349.29 Mb + 283.12 Mb + 25.90 Mb (Scans) | 74:26 + 62:23
Classical sacred | Label: Challenge Records - CC72241

In this second volume (double-cd) of the Opera Omnia of Dieterich Buxtehude, Ton Koopman gives us his new reconstruction of Buxtehudes only surviving Abendmusik, this oratorio, also called "Das Jungste Gericht", that survived without attribution as an incomplete set of parts in the Uppsala University Library. As the style is similar to Buxtehudes lost Abendmusiker, this oratorio is almost certainly from his hand.
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia I (Harpsichord Works 1) (2CD) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia I (Harpsichord Works 1) (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 403.29 Mb + 476.46 Mb + 16.26 Mb (Scans) | 61:57 + 74:55
Classical harpsichord solo | Label: Challenge Classics - CC 72240

Having completed his years-long traversal through the vocal music of Johann Sebastian Bach for Challenge Classics, Ton Koopman picks up the thread with a valuable new series surveying the complete works of Bach's Danish predecessor Dietrich Buxtehude. While Buxtehude's total output for organ has already been surveyed, albeit infrequently, on record, there are still many works falling outside that genre that have never been committed to vinyl or disc, so this is potentially a highly valuable project.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia III (Organ Works 1) (2006)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 24, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia III (Organ Works 1) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia III (Organ Works 1) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 304.20 Mb + 37.60 Mb (Scans) | 60:03
Organ | Label: Challenge Records - CC 72242

Say what you will about Ton Koopman's many Bach recordings, you have to admit his few Buxtehude recordings are something special. For some, Koopman's Bach, for all its deep devotion and immense musicality, was still a bit too individualistic, but Koopman's Buxtehude, while matching his Bach for devotion and musicality, was appropriately quirky and eccentric.
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia VII (Vocal Works 3) (2CD) (2008)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia VII (Vocal Works 3) (2CD) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 328.07 Mb + 326.83 Mb + 20.32 Mb (Scans) | 74:03 + 73:14
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics - CC 72246

Buxtehude the organist expanded his activities as a vocal composer in an unprecedented way. He left a particular mark as a composer of large-scale oratorios («Abendmusiken»). His oratorios have not survived, but the many other vocal compositions that have come down to us represent a substantial body of works. These include in particular larger and shorter chorale settings of various kinds, sacred concertos (i.e., motets with differentiated instrumental accompaniment), arias, and multi-movement structures consisting of concertos, arias, and chorales that were later referred to as cantatas. This album (as did vol.V) presents a mixed selection of works in the above mentioned genres: arias, concertos, and – as a composite of the two – cantatas.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia VIII (Organ Works 3) (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 21, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia VIII (Organ Works 3) (2008)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia VIII (Organ Works 3) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 312.61 Mb + 17.91 Mb (Scans) | 66:18
Classical organ solo | Label: Challenge Classics - CC72247

Dieterich Buxtehude’s organ works are his most significant contribution to the history of music. They consist of a comprehensive corpus of just 90 compositions, of which more than half are chorale settings. However, these are mostly shorter than the preludes, toccatas and other freely conceived pieces, so these last represent a more substantial share of his entire output.
Jordi Savall & Ton Koopman - J.S. Bach - Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo (2000) {Alia Vox AV9812}

Jordi Savall & Ton Koopman - J.S. Bach - Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo (2000) {Alia Vox AV9812}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 347 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Alia Vox | AVSA 9812
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

It is 22 years since Savall and Koopman first recorded the Bach gamba sonatas, in the days when Koopman still looked like he should have been presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test. This release for Savall's own Alia Vox label, however, is right up to date, a tame-haired Koopman and an amazingly unaltered Savall having set them down at the beginning of this year. The recording's quick turnaround is a fitting reflection of the state of the musical relationship that has obtained between these two ever since they first performed together in 1970 after only half an hour's rehearsal. Make no mistake, these Bach performances are right in the slot.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IX (Organ Works 4) (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 17, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IX (Organ Works 4) (2008)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IX (Organ Works 4) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 216.75 Mb | 54:01 | Scans included
Classical organ solo | Label: Challenge Classics - CC72248

In my introduction to the first two CDs of Buxtehude’s organ works, I explained my division of Buxtehude’s œuvre in two parts: works for organ in mean-tone tuning and works for organ in Werck- meister tuning. I have also adopted this division here.
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia X (Organ Works 5) (2CD) (2009)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia X (Organ Works 5) (2CD) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 279.40 Mb + 205.14 Mb + 21.18 Mb (Scans) | 65:37 + 48:40
Classical organ solo | Label: Challenge Classics - CC 72249

The Buxtehude Opera Omnia series is steadily progressing. It is with great pleasure that I present to you the final part of Dieterich Buxtehude’s organ works. Now that the task of recording all the organ and harpsichord works has been completed, the astounding quality of this music has become evident. Naturally, organists play Buxtehude’s works with relative frequency. However, only a dozen or so of his works are actually performed regularly.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XII (Chamber Music 1) (2010)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 13, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XII (Chamber Music 1) (2010)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XII (Chamber Music 1) (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 292.11 Mb + 19.63 Mb (Scans) | 58:47
Classical chamber | Label: Challenge Classics - CC 72251

Veteran Dutch historical-performance specialist Ton Koopman has set himself the task in his seventh decade of recording the complete compositional output of Dietrich Buxtehude. He was, in fact, elected president of the International Dietrich Buxtehude Society. Some of these recordings have been of keyboard works, but Koopman, here and elsewhere, has also led small-ensemble works from the keyboard, covering an almost completely unknown repertoire. Here he offers a set of eight unpublished sonatas for from one to three stringed instruments – not only violin and viola da gamba, but also the older violone – and basso continuo.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XV (Chamber Music 3) (2012)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 13, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XV (Chamber Music 3) (2012)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia XV (Chamber Music 3) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 373.35 Mb + 24.48 Mb (Scans) | 73:27
Classical chamber | Label: Challenge Classics - CC 72254

The first Buxtehude Opera Omnia recording is steadily approaching completion. The harpsichord and organworks are finished and this is the final volume of the chamber music. All that remains are a number of vocal challenges! Buxtehude’s trio sonatas form a unique repertoire. Due to their formidable technical and musical demands, they have rarely been recorded. Stylus phantasticus, an unprecedented inventiveness, superb lines, improvisation, the list goes on… Buxtehude once again proves himself to be a great master. Although there are occasional touches of Corelli to be heard, the music is above all quintessentially Buxtehudian. It was a phenomenal experience to record these sonatas.