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Léon Berben  

Léon Berben   Whether as organist or harpsichordist, LÉON BERBEN can be considered a master in his field. His extensive knowledge of music history and historical performance practice make him one of the leading figures within the younger generation of the early music world. His repertoire embraces keyboard music from 1550 to 1770, in particular German music, the Virginalists and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. He is the co-author of various articles in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. His interpretations are given special weight by intensive study of the sources, and constant research work, and his solo recordings on historic instruments have received great critical acclaim, winning several awards including the Diapason d'or, Monde de la Musique's "Choc", as well as the German quaterly Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Léon Berben was born in 1970 in Heerlen, The Netherlands, and lives in Cologne. He gained his solo diploma in organ and harpsichord in Amsterdam and The Hague, studying with Rienk Jiskoot, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot. He was the harpsichordist for Musica Antiqua Köln (Reinhard Goebel) from March, 2000, with whom he performed throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America, and recorded many CDs with Deutsche Grammophon / Archiv Produktion. Since the dissolution of the ensemble in 2006, he has pursued a solo career, appearing in several of the most prestigious international festivals.

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Clavier-Übung III

Johann Sebastian Bach
Clavier-Übung III

Léon Berben, orgue (Christoph Treutmann, Grauhof 1737)

 


Catalogue No.: RAM 1305
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Johann Sebastian Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge

Johann Sebastian Bach
Die Kunst der Fuge

Léon Berben plays the Wagner organ in Angermünde

Léon Berben, organ

5 Diapasons


Catalogue No.: RAM 1106
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Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccatas

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccatas

The complete keyboard toccatas



Léon Berben, harpsichord and organ

Preis der deutschen Schallplatenkritik

5 Diapasons


Catalogue No.: RAM 0903    >>BUY THIS CD
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William Byrd, Clarifica me

William Byrd
Clarifica me

Léon Berben plays the historical organ (c. 1521)
at Oosthuizen (The Netherlands)



Léon Berben, organ

Diapason d'Or

Preis der deutschen Schallplatenkritik
Prelude Award

Catalogue No.: RAM 0704
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Hassler, Ich gieng einmal spatieren

Hassler
Ich gieng einmal spatieren

Léon Berben plays the Franciscus Patavinus harpsichord (1561)
in the Deutsches Museum, Munich



Léon Berben, harpsichord

Choc du Monde de la Musique

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Catalogue No.: RAM 0501
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Jacob Praetorius, Von allen Menschen abgewandt

Jacob Praetorius
Von allen Menschen abgewandt

Léon Berben plays the Scherer organ in Tangermünde

Léon Berben, organ

Le Monde de la Musique, 4 étoiles

5 Diapasons


Catalogue No.: RAM 0402    >>BUY THIS CD

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