Course 13

Course 13: Leo van Doeselaar: Jan Pz Sweelinck & Anthoni van Noordt

To find the roots of Dutch organ culture, we have to go back centuries, to the 16th and 17th centuries. During that period lived two great organ virtuosos that we still know today, thanks to compositions that have been preserved. These works provide a nice insight into how the organs were used and how high-quality the improvisation tradition was at the time. These works are 'noted improvisations'.
Fortunately, we still find some original and playable organs from that earliest history in the Netherlands. Leo van Doeselaar knows these like no other and will bring the works back to life during his course. Knowledge of this repertoire is indispensable to understand developments throughout Europe in the centuries that followed.
In addition to being a concert organist, Leo van Doeselaar is also a pianist and fortepianist. Many CDs are in his name. Until 2022 he was organ teacher at the University of the Arts in Berlin, titular organist of the Pieterskerk in Leiden and, still, organist of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 2007 he received the Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Prize for his significance for organ culture.


Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: All keyboard works (Ed. Breitkopf, Bärenreiter or KNVM)
Anthony van Noordt:
· Psalms 15, 6, 7, 2, 116, 22, 24
· Fantasies 2, 3, 5

Extra course = extra discount
Book another course and receive a discount! You will receive an additional discount for each additional course booked (with a maximum of 6). The discount is automatically calculated in the shopping cart after booking.

NB. The following courses cannot be combined:

  • Course 1 (Foccroulle) + Course 6 (Robin)
  • Course 2 (Zerer) + Course 3 (Melcová)
  • Course 5 (Robin) + Course 7 (Foccroulle)
  • Course 4 (Zerer) + Course 8 (Szathmáry)
  • Course 11 (Van Doeselaar) + Course 16 (Latry)
  • Course 17 (Laube) + Course 13 (Van Doeselaar) + Course 14 (Verdin)
  • Course 18 (Summereder) + Course 15 (Laube)
  • Course 12 (Planyavsky) + Course 19 (Latry)


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