Artist Profile - Ton Koopman
Catherine Bott talks to Dutch organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman. He formed his first baroque orchestra aged 25 and in 1979 founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Catherine Bott talks to the Dutch organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman about his career. As a young student Ton was fascinated by authentic instruments and his performance style has remained steeped in scholarship. He formed his first baroque orchestra aged 25, and in 1979 he founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and then the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992. Catherine Bott talks to Ton about how he balances his career as a soloist and conductor, and his championing of Buxtehude's music. Repertoire in the programme includes Biber's 32-part Dixit Dominus, a movement from a Bach cantata and from Buxtehude's cantata Membra Jesu Nostri.