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Roderick Swanston asks nine leading practitioners of early music to put away their treatises and reveal the personal element in their music-making.
3: The Dutch keyboard player and conductor Ton Koopman once said, "Live dangerously, keep alive - that would be my motto." In this programme he pleads for a more emotional interpretation to go with scholarship, and shows how he tries to achieve this as soloist and with his Amsterdam
Baroque Orchestra. With excerpts from
Bach St John Passion
Anon (17th century) Miserere My Maker
Bach Agnus Dei (Mass in B minor) Turini
Trio Sonata in A minor
Monteverdi L'Orfeo;
Laudate Dominum
Handel Organ Concerto in G minor, Op 7 No 5
Buxtehude Preludium pedaliter in C; Cantata:
Jesu meines Lebens Leben
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter)
Producer Nick Morgan Discs

Contributors

Unknown:
Roderick Swanston
Conductor:
Ton Koopman
Unknown:
Agnus Dei
Producer:
Nick Morgan

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