Mi 17.07.2019 | 20 |Rendsburg | Christkirche | K 40

Amsterdam Baroque

Amsterdam Baroque

Elisabeth Breuer, Soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, Countertenor
Tilman Lichdi, Tenor
William Knight, Tenor
Klaus Mertens, Bass
Andreas Wolf, Bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Ton Koopman, Conductor

Christkirche Prinzenstr. 13, Rendsburg,

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Cantata »Unser Mund sei voll Lachens« BWV110
Cantata »Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch and Gott« BWV127
Cantata »Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde« BWV201

Ton Koopman once took out a mortgage on his house in order to record all Bach cantatas, which took him from 1994 to 2005. This alone is proof of the importance of this mammoth project for the Dutchman. Koopman is one of the pioneers of historically informed performance practices. When he founded his first ensemble Musica Antiqua Amsterdam in 1969 and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra ten years later, knowledge of how Bach’s works actually sounded in his day was still relatively scare. Ton Koopman already knew more than most and had a clear idea of how he wanted to perform Bach. Even before the turn of the century, he performed concerts at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. In this place he felt the strong presence of Bach, in the figurative sense, seemed to feel how Bach followed his work with a critical eye. Ton Koopman is not just a connoisseur of Bach of the highest order, but also a musician with immense humility and respect for the greatness of Bach, whom he, of course, considers the most important composer of all time.

Ticket price

69 € / 59 € / 42 € / 27 € / 12