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Ton Koopman

Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of organ music recorded at Stift Zwettl Abbey in Lower Austria. Ton Koopman performs solo works by Bach and Spanish composer Pablo Bruna, as well as two concertos by Handel and Haydn, with the orchestral accompaniment provided by Koopman's own ensemble - Amsterdam Baroque.

Stift Zwettl Abbey is part of a sprawling Medieval Cistercian monastery that nestles in the bend of the river Kamp. Over the centuries it's been plundered and rebuilt many times, and now houses a huge collection of manuscripts and artefacts looked after by the 23 or so monks who live there, and who still manage the surrounding agricultural land, fish farm and vineyards. Each summer they play host to an annual organ festival - the occasion for this recording.

In the second part of the programme, Catherine Bott presents the second of her features from the Young Artists' Showcase at the 2009 York Early Music Festival.


Bach: In dulce Jubilo
Pablo Bruna: Tiento sobre la letania del la Virgen
Ton Koopman (organ)

Handel: Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV289 No 1
Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in C, H XVIII 1
Ton Koopman (organ)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Louis-Antoine Travenol: Sonata No 3 in D (excerpts)
Michele Mascitti: Sonata No 3 in G minor (excerpt)
Le Tic Toc Choc
(recorded at the York Early Music Festival's Young Artists competition final on 18th July 2009)

Tarquini Merula: La Lusignuola
Sweelinck: Mein junges Leben hat ein End
Anon (14th century): Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex)
Purcelli Abubu
(recorded at the York Early Music Festival's Young Artists competition final on 18th July 2009).

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Sun 2 Aug 2009 13:00