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Bob van Asperen

hps, *1947 NL, Amsterdam
Musician / Conductor of Classical

Bob van Asperen (born 8 October 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch harpsichordist and early keyboard instrument performer, as well as a conductor. He graduated in 1971 from the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he studied the harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt and the pipe organ with Albert de Klerk. Since then he has been performing extensively in Europe and the rest of the world, both as a soloist and as an accompanist/conductor.

  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Classical
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Sonata No. 2 for Violin & Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1015: IV. Presto on Bach, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen & Lucy van Dael
Sonata in D Major, No. 1: I. Grave - Allegro on Corelli: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-6, Op. 5 by Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto in E minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo: I. Andante on Telemann, Bach & Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos by Han De Vries
Sonata No. 1 for Violin & Harpsichord in B Minor, BWV 1014: I. Adagio on Bach, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen & Lucy van Dael
Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo on Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, BWV 1052-1059 by Johann Sebastian Bach & Bob van Asperen
Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019a (alternative movements)*: III. Cantabile, ma un poco adagio (2nd version) on Bach, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen & Lucy van Dael
Sonata No. 4 for Violin & Harpsichord in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano: Largo on Bach, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, Vol. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen & Lucy van Dael
Concerti a cinque Op. 9 for oboe and strings, Concerto No. 8 in G major: III. Allegro on Albinoni/Telemann - Oboe Concertos by Various Artists
Keyboard Sonatas: No. 118 in A Minor, Allegro on España by Various Artists
Bach, JS: Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A Minor, BWV 1065: I. — on Bach: Harpsichord Concertos etc. by Johann Sebastian Bach & Bob van Asperen

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Title Artist Year Type
Die Kunst Der FugeJohann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen2018Album
Suittes Voor't ClavierBob van Asperen2017Album
The Suites For Violoncello Solo, The Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba & HarpsichordJohann Sebastian Bach - Anner Bylsma, Bob van Asperen2012Compil.
Goldberg Variations / ToccatasJohann Sebastian Bach : Bob van Asperen2009Compil.
Suites Pour Le Clavessin - The French SuitesJohann Sebastian Bach - Bob van Asperen2005Album
French Music, 18th CenturyFrançois Couperin • Charles Dieupart • Jacques Martin Hotteterre • Marin Marais - Marijke Miessen, Anner Bylsma, Pieter Wispelwey, Bob van Asperen2001Album
Sonatas For Violin And Harpsichord, Volume 2Johann Sebastian Bach - Lucy van Dael • Bob van Asperen2000Album
Harpsichord ConcertosJohann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen1999Compil.
The Well-Tempered ClavierJohann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen1999Album
The Complete Wind SonatasGeorg Friedrich Händel / Frans Brüggen, Bruce Haynes, Hansjürg Lange, Anner Bylsma, Bob van Asperen1998Compil.
Organ Concertos, Op. 4Bob van Asperen, Georg Friedrich Händel1996Album
From the Court of Frederick the GreatBarthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Bob van Asperen1996Album
The Great Harpsichord WorksGeorg Friedrich Händel, Bob van Asperen1996Album
Concertos For 2 Harpsichords BWV 1060-62Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen, Gustav Leonhardt, Melante Amsterdam1995Album
Das Alte Werk (Highlights • Extraits)Nikolaus Harnoncourt • Il Giardino Armonico • Gustav Leonhardt • Frans Brüggen • Chanticleer • Herbert Tachezi • Tragicomedia • Bob van Asperen • St. James's Baroque Players • Anner Bylsma • Jaap Schröder1994Compil.
Baroque Violin SonatasHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber . Johann Heinrich Schmelzer . Johann Jakob Walther, Lucy van Dael, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller1993Album
Toccatas BWV 910-916 = Toccaten BWV 910-916Johann Sebastian Bach, Bob van Asperen1993Album
Cello Sonatas - Fugues For 2 CellosLuigi Boccherini, Anner Bylsma, Kenneth Slowik, Bob van Asperen1993Album
Complete Works For Harpsichord 4Padre Antonio Soler, Bob van Asperen1992Album
Virtuose Bläsermusik (Chamber Music For Trumpet And Winds)Wolfgang Basch, Bob van Asperen1991Album
The Harpsichord In The Netherlands (1580-1712)Bob van Asperen1990Album
J. S. Bach Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba Bwv 1027-1029 / J. Chr. Bach Sonata In A (From "Musikalisches Vielerley")Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Anner Bylsma, Bob van Asperen1990Album
CanzoniGirolamo Frescobaldi / Kees Boeke, Wouter Möller, Bob van Asperen1989Album
Hamburger Cembalokonzerte - "Hamburg" Harpsichord Concertos - Les Concertos Pour ClavecinCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach ‎– Bob van Asperen, Melante Amsterdam1987Album
Handel: Complete Sonatas For RecorderGeorg Friedrich Händel, Frans Brüggen, Bob van Asperen, Hansjürg Lange, Anner Bylsma1986Album
12 Sonatas • 1734Georg Philipp Telemann - Marijke Miessen, Bob van Asperen • Glen Wilson • Wouter Möller1984Album
CanzonenGirolamo Frescobaldi - Kees Boeke, Wouter Möller, Bob van Asperen1983Album
Vier Sonaten Für Violoncello Und Basso ContinuoAntonio Vivaldi - Wouter Möller • Bob van Asperen • Lidewij Scheifes1982Album
Flute SonatasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Frans Brüggen, Bob van Asperen, Anner Bylsma1980Album
6 Preußische Sonaten (Concerto Per Il Cembalo Solo)Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Bob van Asperen1979Album
10 Triosonaten = Trio Sonatas = Sonates En TrioGeorg Philipp Telemann, Alice Harnoncourt • Kees Boeke • Wouter Möller • Bob van Asperen1978Album
6 Württembergische Sonaten Op. 2Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Bob van Asperen1978Album
Hotteterre Quartet, Vol. 2 (Works By Fontana, Locke, Vitali & Marais)Giovanni Battista Fontana, Matthew Locke, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Marin Marais - Quadro Hotteterre - Kees Boeke & Walter Van Hauwe, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller1977Album
Cembalowerke · Harpsichord Works · Œuvres Pour ClavecinGirolamo Frescobaldi, Bob van Asperen1977Album
4 Flötensonaten = 4 Flute Sonatas = 4 Sonates Pour FlûteGeorg Friedrich Händel - Frans Brüggen, Bob van Asperen, Anner Bylsma1976Album
Sämtliche Sonaten Für Ein Blasinstrument Und Basso ContinuoGeorg Friedrich Händel - Frans Brüggen ∙ Bruce Haynes ∙ Bob van Asperen ∙ Anner Bylsma ∙ Hansjürg Lange1974Compil.
ClavecimbelwerkenWilliam Byrd - Girolamo Frescobaldi - François Couperin - Bob van Asperen1974Album
5 Flötensonaten / 5 Flute Sonatas / 5 Sonates Pour FlûteGeorg Friedrich Händel — Frans Brüggen - Bob van Asperen, Anner Bylsma1974Album
Original Instruments - Cembalo, Harpsichord, ClavecinBob van Asperen, John BullAlbum
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