Ton Koopman conducts Bach and Kuhnau

Bachfest Leipzig 2003

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Deborah York — Soprano
Bogna Bartosz — Singer, mezzo-soprano
Jörg Dürmüller — Singer, tenor
Klaus Mertens — Singer, baritone, bass
Amsterdam Baroque Choir — Singer
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman — Organist, conductor

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In Leipzig, Ton Koopman delivers a passionate performance of Bach's Magnificat.

The name of Ton Koopman is closely linked with Baroque music, in the same way as that of Gustav Leonhardt with whom he studied the harpsichord at the Amsterdam conservatory, the Mecca of the Baroque "revival" at the beginning of the sixties. An organ and harpsichord player, Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra then the Amsterdam Baroque Choir. It is with these two ensembles that we see him several decades later in 2003 in Leipzig.

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Directed by:
Bob Coles
Production date: 2003
Recording date: 2003
Duration: 1 h 26 min
Production: © EuroArts Music International
Resolution: SD