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Year 2001

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2001-1
(April 14, 2001)

The eleventh volume of the ongoing series "J.S. Bach's Complete Cantatas" by Ton Koopman has been released.

Please visit the "news"-section at http://www.tonkoopman.nl for full details.

On this recording you will find the following cantatas:

CD 1
"Herr Jesu Christ, wahr'Mensch und Gott" BWV 127
"Wo soll ich fliehen hin" BWV 5
"Was frag ich nach der Welt" BWV 94

CD 2
"Jesu, nun sei gepreiset" BWV 41
"Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam" BWV 7
"Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott" BWV 139

CD 3
"Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit" BWV 115
"Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut" BWV 113
"Meine Seel erhebt den Herren" BWV 10

Soloists
Sibylla Rubens soprano
Annette Markert alto
Christoph Prégardien tenor
Klaus Mertens bass

Please visit our site at http://www.tonkoopman.nl and enjoy the
samples too.

Thanks!

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2001-2
(June 8, 2001)
To celebrate the arrival of the 10.000th subscriber to our newsletter we decided to give you the opportunity to win the CD "Complete Cantatas Vol. 11 (3CD)" with an autograph by Ton Koopman personally. All you have to do is fill in the quiz (10 questions) at our site:
http://www.tonkoopman.nl

Good luck !

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2001-3
(November 23, 2001)
The twelveth volume of the ongoing series "J.S. Bach's Complete Cantatas" by Ton Koopman has been released.

Please visit the "news"-section at http://www.tonkoopman.nl for full details.

On this recording you will find the following cantatas:

CD 1
"Ach Herr, mich armen Snder" BWV 135
"Meinen Jesum la ich nicht" BWV 124
"Christum wir sollen loben schon" BWV 121
"Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit" BWV 111

CD 2
"Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" (II) BWV 99
"Jesu, der du meine Seele" BWV 78
"Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost" BWV 114

CD 3
"Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ" BWV 91
"Was willst du dich betrben" BWV 107
"Du Friedefrst, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 116
"Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben" BWV 8
Appendix: BWV 8

Soloists
Lisa Larsson & Sibylla Rubens soprano
Annette Markert alto
Christoph Prégardien tenor
Klaus Mertens bass

Please visit our site at http://www.tonkoopman.nl and enjoy the samples too.

Thanks!

 

Year 2002

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2002-1
(May 28, 2002)

During our summer holidays my wife Tini and I often visit the nice region of the Périgord where the most beautiful roman churches can be found. Ideal places to play music. Thus the idea was born to organize a small festival around these wonderful churches. They all are very small and cannot hold more than 100 up to 400 people. Thinking of the journeys I made in the past (on my bike!) to visit the organs of different churches North of Amsterdam, the idea came up to have six simultaneous concerts in six of these churches. The audience will receive a 'season ticket' with the order of the concerts they can visit. Of course, if everybody would go to the same church at the same moment, we would have a problem! The outstanding church of Grand Brassac will be the starting point where I myself will play a few pieces on the organ and Jean Lavit, curator of the historical monuments in the region, will hold a short lecture. After this everybody goes one's way and the concerts can begin in all six churches (duration of the concerts is half an hour). The audience will have enough time to get to the next church.

The ensembles and soloists all belong to my circle of friends. I will play a harpsichord recital and my wife Tini plays the pianoforte in another church. Furthermore you can hear musicians of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Maggie Faultless, violin, Katherine McGillevray (viola), Patrizia Marisaldi (harpsichord), Alberto Rasi (doublebass and viola da gamba), the Egidius Ensemble, the London Haydn Quartett and the Ensemble Les Fltes Réunies.

This roundtrip via ancient fortified churches takes place only on Saturday. The 'festival' will be concluded with a festive concert on Sunday afternoon in the church of Champagne.The concerts for 2-4 harpsichords by J.S.Bach will be performed by the London Haydn Quartet, the doublebass player Alberto Rasi, his wife Patrizia Marisaldi (harpsichord) and the harpsichordists Ton Koopman, Tini Mathot and Kathryn Cok. On Sunday afternoon the church can hold only 450 people, so you will have to act quickly if you want to be included!

I do hope to see you on 6 and 7 July 2002!

Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2002-2
(June 20, 2002):

Due to an injury to his right hand Ton Koopman has had to cancelthe organconcerts that wereplanned in the coming days.It concerns the following concerts:
22/6 Maassluis (NL)
23/6 Kerkrade (NL)
24/6 Dijon (F)
25/6 Beaune (F)

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2002-3
(August 1, 2002):

We have good news !

Ton Koopman has succeeded in finding a new company to continue the Bach Complete Canatas Series. As you might know Warner Classical discontinued the series earlier this year after the release of Volume 12. We are happy to announce that in october 2002 Volume 13 will be released under a new label. Details can not be given at this time but will be in due time. You will be informed via this newsletter or directly on our website.

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2002-4
(October 18, 2002)

Some time ago, we informed you that we found a new record company to take over the release of all Bach cantatas on CD from Warner Classics. However, the practical arrangement of the contract, the financing and the publicity needed more time than expected. Therefore we did not succeed in releasing the Cantata box 13 this fall but only mid January 2003. We are sorry to keep you waiting. The contract is arranged now, and we discussed that the announcement of the new company will be done on 3 November 2002 at the latest on our website.

On behalf of Ton Koopman
Kind regards,

Caecilia de Klerk
managing director

 

Year 2003

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2003-1
(January 9, 2003)

The Bach Cantata project will be completed.

Antoine Marchand will complete and release the Bach Cantata project of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, soloists and Ton Koopman as sub-label under the Challenge Classics label.

The contract was signed on 3 January. Volume XIII of the Bach Cantatas will finally be issued in March 2003, with Volumes XIV and XV following later in the year. Not two, but three volumes will be released each year. Volume XXII - the last - will appear in spring 2006, thus bringing our Bach Cantata project to a close.

Also worthy of mention is the fact that beginning in May 2003 one volume of cantatas from the Erato series will be reissued each month, i.e. Volumes I through XII. Thus, in June 2004 Volumes I through XVII will be on the market.

Although the outward appearance has changed, the content remains the same,
including the outstanding contribution of Prof. Christoph Wolff.

Beginning with Volume XIII, CDs of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir and Ton Koopman will be available not only from record dealers, but also through our own Internet shop as well as at concerts.

What a wonderful way to begin a new Bach year!

Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2003-2
(April 2, 2003)

We have good news: finally the long awaited webshop Antoine Marchand is launched. Starting with two new releases: the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Vol. 13 and the very special Saint Matthew Passion by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach. Please feel free to visit our store at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

You can also access the shop via our website at: http://www.tonkoopman.nl

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2003-3
(May 15, 2003)

As promised before the re-release of the Volumes 1-12 of J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Series has started in May. As from now Volume 1 is available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

We have selected a few samples from this 3CD-set which can be accessed either via our webshop or via www.tonkoopman.nl.

To celebrate the 'rebirth' of this huge project we have prepared some special offers. Please visit our shop and save money now (up to Euro 40,-!!!!).

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2003-4
(June 28, 2003)

+The re-release of the Volumes 1-12 of J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Series has started in May and running on schedule. Now Volume 2 is available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

We have selected a few samples from this 3CD-set which can be accessed either via our webshop or via www.tonkoopman.nl.

Please have a look at our special offers; visit our shop and save money now (up to Euro 40,-!!!!).

+On august 2 and 3 a festival will take place in the south of France: the Itinéraire Baroque 2003. Ton Koopman was appointed President of Honour of the Association Itinéraire Baroque and will perform together with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and many other performers in 6 medieval roman churches.

Please see all details at our website or directly at: http://www.tonkoopman.nl/ib2003.html

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2003-5
(September 11, 2003)

1 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 3 available
2 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 4 to be released september 20
3 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 14 to be released beginning october
4 - J.S. Bach Christmas Cantatas (special) to be released beginning october
5 - NEW: Subscribe to the Complete Cantata Series
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1 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 3 is available

CD 1
"Christen, ätzet diesen Tag" BWV 63
"Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe" BWV 162
"Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange" BWV 155
"Christen, ätzet diesen Tag" BWV 63 (Appendix)
"Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe" BWV 162 (Appendix)

CD 2
"Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe" BWV 22
"Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn" BWV 23
"Nur Jedem das Seine" BWV 163
"O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad" BWV 165

CD 3
"Widerstehe doch der Sünde" BWV 54
"Komm, du süße Todesstunde" BWV 161
"Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd" BWV 208

Soloists
Barbara Schlick, Caroline Stam, Ruth Holton, Els Bongers soprano
Elisabeth von Magnus sopraan II, alto
Andreas Scholl alto (BWV 54)
Paul Agnew tenor
Klaus Mertens bass

2 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 4 to be released september 20

The re-release of Volume 4 is scheduled for september 20. Please visit our website & shop for more information by that time.

3 - J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 14 to be released beginning
october

The new release of Volume 14 will be available in the beginning of october. Note that you can buy your copy in our webshop much sooner than in most record stores.

4 - J.S. Bach Christmas Cantatas (special) to be released beginning october

A special of the Christmas Cantatas for Christmas Eve......but also for the rest of the year ! Please check our webshop in october.

5 - NEW: Subscribe to the Complete Cantata Series

Antoine Marchand Records now offers you the opportunity to subscribe to the Cantata Series IN A WHOLE !

If you don't have any volumes of this series yet then you can subscribe to the series for ? 800,- (shipping included). But in case you already own one or more volumes you can also subscribe to the rest of the series at a special rate varying from ? 325
to ? 760!

Please visit our webshop to learn more: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

 

Year 2004

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2004-1
(January 15, 2004)

Just to make sure you don't miss anything: today the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Vol. 5 (4 CD-box) was re-released and is available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

Also please note that it is still possible to subscribe to the whole series at a discounted rate.

Thanks for your interest and support !

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2004-2
(February 25, 2004)

J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Volume 6

Today the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Vol. 6 (3 CD-box) was rereleased and is available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl
Also please note that it is still possible to subscribe to the whole series at a discounted rate.

Ton Koopman Awarded with 2 Prizes

After the last performance of the cantata cycles in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on the 22th of February Ton Koopman received two prestigious awards: first the VSCD (the society of directors of theatres and concert halls) awarded him for his outstanding achievements and importance for the works of Bach.

Secondly he received a Silver Phonograph from the NVPI for his merits for the musical industry.

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2004-3
(June 3, 2004)

Vivaldi's Cello with Yo-yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma joins Ton Koopman conducting the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra for his first recording of concertos and new transcriptions of music by Antonio Vivaldi, created especially for Ma and the period-instrument orchestra by Koopman.

This record, and also the earlier releases Simply Baroque and Simply Baroque II are on stock in our recordshop: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

Itinéraire Baroque 2004

Have you already made your plans for this summer holliday ? Come to France and enjoy beautiful concerts in old roman churches..... Please visit our website for more details: http://www.tonkoopman.nl

Ton Koopman chairman Dieterich Buxtehude Society

On 8 May the "International Dieterich Buxtehude Society" has been founded in Lübeck, Germany. Ton Koopman was elected unanimously as President of the Governing Board

Ton Koopman becomes Professor at Leiden University

Since May 1 Ton Koopman has accepted professorship at Leiden University.
See also: http://leidsewetenschappers.leidenuniv.nl/show_en.php3?medewerker_id=798

Ton Koopman receives the Academy Token from the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences)

The jury praised the way Ton Koopman performs his musical research. The fact that he also practices this research on stage makes him a 'double talent'.

Please visit our site often to stay informed: http://www.tonkoopman.nl

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2004-4
(August 12, 2004)

Just to make sure you don't miss anything: today the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas Vol. 15 (3 CD-box) was released and is available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

or visit http://www.tonkoopman.nl for more info.

Also please note that it is still possible to subscribe to the whole series at a discounted rate.

Thanks for your interest and support !

 

Year 2005

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2005-1
(February 28, 2005)

New Cantata Releases

Recently 2 re-releases, volume 8 and 9, of the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas have been released and are available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl
or visit http://www.tonkoopman.nl for more info.

Also please note that it is still possible to subscribe to the series (as a whole or partially) at a discounted rate.

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Easter Cantatas

A special compilation for the Easter Season. This 2-CD-box replicates the musical programma - complete except for the Passion - that Bach presented during the first year of his tenurein Leipzig. The CD's contain the following cantatas:
BWV 182, 4, 31, 6, 6 (cont.), 66, 158, 134 and 145.

To purchase this CD please follow this link: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl/eng/indexeng.htm?target=dept_3.html&lang=en-us

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Ton Koopman: Artist in residence at the Bodensee Festival 2005

"The 17th Internationale Bodenseefestival has got much to offer - as can be seen on the list of events which has just been published: From 22 April to 16 May 2005 numerous events are on the programme of the renowned festival, which takes place in each of the three neighbouring states of Lake Constance. There the focus will be on an extraordinary topic: Spirituality and love of life, the search for transcendence and the pleasure of enjoying an accomplished worldly life - a range which has produced great cultural works.

With this background, the programme of the Internationale Bodenseefestival 2005 offers a colourful range of concerts, literary events, exhibitions, and theatre performances.

For the first time, the festival 2005 will have an "artistic centre", the internationally renowned organist and conductor Ton Koopman. Ton Koopman will have concerts on eight sites, some of them as a soloist, but also with "his" ensemble, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. With this ensemble he is realizing his ideas of interpretation of Baroque and Classical music true to the spirit of the oeuvres.''

See the complete program and other info at: http://www.bodfest.de/index.html

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Matthäus Passion Live

On tuesday March 22 and wednesday the 23rd the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir and Ton Koopman will perform the magnificent Matthäus-Passion by J.S. Bach. A limited number of tickets are available for these special concerts.

The soloists are:

Evangelist: Jörg Dürmüller
Christ: Ekkehard Abele
Soprano: Cornelia Samuelis
Alto: Bogna Bartosz
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Bass: Klaus Mertens
Choir: Boys Choir Sacramentskoor Breda

The concerts will start at 19:30 h in the Sint Joriskerk in Amersfoort.
Please visit our website for more information on how to buy tickets: http://www.tonkoopman.nl

Thanks for your interest and support !

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2005-2
(August 23, 2005)

New Cantata Releases

Recently 2 re-releases, volume 10 and 19, of the J.S. Bach Complete Cantatas have been released and are available from our webshop at: http://www.antoinemarchand.nl or visit http://www.tonkoopman.nl for more info.

Also please note that it is still possible to subscribe to the series (as a whole or partially) at a discounted rate.

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2005-3
(October 10, 2005)

A NEW BACH ARIA

On Monday, September 5th, 2005 Ton Koopman started the recording of a new discovered Bach Aria, found by Michael Maul/Bach Archiv and catalogued as BWV 1127. Soloist is the international highly esteemed soprano Lisa Larsson.
Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir are producing this new Bach Aria for the Bach Cantata CD series volume 20, which will be released beginning November 2005.

On our webshop you can read the story of Michael Maul of how he discovered the new aria.
You can also pre-order your copy of this 3 CD-box at our webshop:
http://www.antoinemarchand.nl


BUXTEHUDE-PROJECT

Within the next 4 years Ton Koopman will record the complete edition of Dietrich Buxtehude for his own record label "Antoine Marchand".The oeuvre of Dietrich Buxtehude covers his compositions for organ, harpsichords, chamber music and vocal works.

The Abendmusik "Wacht!" will be the first CD production of the complete Buxtehude edition which will be released in Mai 2006.

 

Year 2006

Ton Koopman Newsletter Vol. 2006-1
(March 10, 2006)

With Easter ahead we want to present you a new special, double, edition of the Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.

This new edition, live recorded on the 22th and 23th of march 2005 in the Saint Joris church in Amersfoort, has been released both on CD and on DVD.

Performed by Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir and supported by the Boys Choir of the Sacramentskerk in Breda. Soloists are Jörg Dürmüller (evangelist), Ekkehard Abele (christ), Cornelia Samuelis (soprano), Bogna Bartosz (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor) en Klaus Mertens (bass).

Various music- and one videosample can be found on:

http://www.antoinemarchand.nl

The price of both the double CD as well as the double DVD is only € 23,- (ex. shipping).

 

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