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"Where words leave off, music begins." - Heinrich Heine

Saskia Coolen

In 2012, recorder player Saskia Coolen discovered by chance, in the Historical Museum in Den Briel, the head joint of an alto recorder, made by the instrument maker Engelbert Terton. She brought in the recorder builder and expert Jan Bouterse who thoroughly cleaned and restored the joint. He suggested that there might well be other playble recorders to be found in private collections. In the years since then, Saskia’s research has turned up six forgotten eighteenth-century recorders: five altos and a sopranino.
On this album she plays these rediscovered recorders, together with gambist Rainer Zipperling and harpsichordist Patrick  Ayrton, in eighteenth-century music by De Fesch, Nozeman, Van Wassenaer and other contemporaries.
In 2004 Saskia also played on historic recorders, from the  collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague,  resulting in the album Recorders Recorded.

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Saskia Coolen
Driftwood - A Gift of Time
Saskia Coolen
The Solo Fantasias
Saskia Coolen / Shunske Sato / Rainer Zipperling
Various composers
Een Nieuwe Liedt Wy Heven Aen
Camerata Trajectina
Various composers
A Breath of New Life
Saskia Coolen
John Dowland
Dowland in Holland
Camerata Trajectina
Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk
Kadanza
Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk
Carolus Hacquart, Servaas de Koning, Jacob van Rijndorp
The Triumph of Love / De Triomfeerende Min
Camerata Trajectina
Various composers
Inspired by the Bells
Saskia Coolen / Arie Abbenes
Various composers
The Spirit of Venice
Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam
Various composers
Diminutions and Ostinati
Saskia Coolen, Rainer Zipperling, Patrick Ayrton
Various composers
Divisions and Fantasias
Saskia Coolen, Rainer Zipperling, Patrick Ayrton
Jacob van Eyck
A wonder for all the ages in his flute and bell-playing
Saskia Coolen / Arie Abbenes
Georg Philipp Telemann
The Seven Sonatas for Recorder
Saskia Coolen, Margriet Tindemans, Peter Watchorn
Various composers
Recorders Recorded
Coolen, Belder, van Ooijen
Quadros and Trio Sonatas
Ensemble Senario
Souterliedekens
Camerata Trajectina