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Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken was born in 1944 close to Brussels. He came into contact with early music at a very young age, together with his brother Wieland. Studying on his own, he gained a thorough knowledge of specific 17th- and 18th-century performance techniques and conventions of interpretation on violin and viola da gamba. This led to the introduction, in 1969, of a more authentic way of playing the violin, whereby the instrument was no longer held under the chin, but lay freely on the shoulder; this was to have a crucial influence on the approach to the violin repertoire and was consequently adopted by many players starting in the early 1970s.

From 1964 to 1972, Sigiswald Kuijken was a member of the Brussels-based Alarius Ensemble, which performed throughout Europe and in the United States. He subsequently undertook individual chamber music projects with a number of Baroque music specialists. In 1972 he founded the Baroque orchestra La Petite Bande, which since then has given innumerable concerts throughout Europe, Australia, South America, China and Japan, and has made many recordings for a number of labels. In 1986 he founded the Kuijken String Quartet, which specialises in the quartets and quintets of the Classical period. 

In 2004 Sigiswald Kuijken reintroduced in practical performance the Violoncello da spalla (shoulder cello, very probably the instrument Bach had in mind when writing his six cello suites): concerts and recordings of Bach , Vivaldi, ...

Since 1998, Sigiswald Kuijken occasionally conducts “modern” symphonic orchestras in romantic programs (Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn).


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Mozart en famille

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Kuijken Trio

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Requiem KV 626 - Version for string quartet by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853)
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Weihnachtsoratorium (reissue)

Weihnachtsoratorium (reissue)

La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken

Johann Sebastian Bach
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