Bach’s forerunner: Sweelinck
In the coming months, Documento will focus on Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, who died 500 years ago. Starting on the 4th of March, we will dedicate every first Thursday of the month to present the many aspects of this important Dutch composer’s repertoire.
Sweelinck is considered to be the most important (Northern) Dutch composer of the transition period from Renaissance to Baroque music. He was stubborn but as a teacher he still had a significant impact on many composers who came after him, like Johann Sebastian Bach.