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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.
The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs.  In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.
Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award.  Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition.  Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. 

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Famous Cantatas Vol. 1
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 1-22 (box set)
Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector's Box (30cd's & 1DVD)
Ton Koopman
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthäus Passion (limited edition)
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peasant Wedding & Toy Symphony
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Georg Friedrich Händel
‘Tu fedel? Tu costante?’ HWV 171a and other Italian cantatas
Ton Koopman
Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector's Box
Ton Koopman
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XX - Vocal Works 10
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XIX - Vocal Works 9
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthäus Passion
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XVIII - Vocal works vol. 8
Ton Koopman
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal music vol. 7
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Markus Passion (1731)
Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XVI - Vocal Works 6: Membra Jesu Nostri
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XIV - Vocal Works 5
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Sinfonia - Instrumentale delen uit de cantates
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Joseph Haydn
Organ Concertos
Ton Koopman / Catherine Manson / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Joseph Haydn
London Symphonies - Symphonies nos. 97 & 98
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XI - Vocal Works 4
Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 1-22 (box set)
Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Cantatas - 24 Highlights
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Town Council Election Cantatas
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Whitsun Cantatas
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079
Ton Koopman / Members of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Actus Tragicus
Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Dialogue Cantatas I
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Funeral Cantatas
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia VII - Vocal Works III
Ton Koopman
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ascension Cantatas
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Latin Church Music Vol. 1
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Kaffee-Kantate
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantatas For Marian Feasts
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Solo Cantatas for Bass
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Matthäus Passion
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Wedding Cantatas
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Solo Cantatas for Alto and Tenor
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Opera Omnia V, Vocal Works II
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthäus-Passion - Highlights
Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
From Toy Symphony to Bauernhochzeit
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia II - Das jüngste Gericht
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 22
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 21
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthäus Passion DVD
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 12
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ik heb een muziekje in mijn hoofd
Ton Koopman
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 20
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 11
Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 19
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 10
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 18
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Locatelli in Amsterdam
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Easter Cantatas
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 9
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 8
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 17
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 16
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 7
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 6
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 15
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 5
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 4
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 14
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Cantatas - Weihnachtskantaten
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 3
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 2
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 13
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Johann Sebastian Bach
Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 1
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir