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Name  Ben Oosten

Role  Organist
Ben van Oosten Klassieke Muziek Opera amp Operette Ballet

Education  Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Albums  Complete Organ Symphonies
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Ben van Oosten - Alexandre Guilmant: Morceau de Concert, opus 24 | Nieuwe Kerk, Katwijk aan Zee

Ben van Oosten (born 1955 in The Hague, Netherlands) is an organist, professor and author.


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Ben van Oosten gave his first organ recital in 1970 at the age of 15. He was accepted at the prestigious Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and studied the organ with Albert de Klerk and piano with Berthe Davelaar. He graduated cum laude in 1979 with a diploma in organ solo.

Ben van Oosten Klassieke Muziek Opera amp Operette Ballet

He completed advanced studies in Paris, France, with André Isoir and Daniel Roth. Whether by geographical influence or artistic choice, he gravitated toward the French Romantic Organ school of the 19th century that had its origins in the new symphonic organs of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Van Oosten subsequently became one of the greatest practitioners and interpreters of organ works from that era. Among his recordings are the complete works of Charles-Marie Widor, of Louis Vierne, and of Marcel Dupré, as well as the eight sonatas of Alexandre Guilmant and organ works of Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens and Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély.

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Besides maintaining a heavy recital schedule and an active private teaching practice, he serves as organist for the Grote Kerk (The Hague) and is a professor of music at the Rotterdam Conservatory.

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Among the honors and awards he has received are the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d'Or. In 1998, the French government awarded him the honorary rank of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his efforts in reviving the French Romantic tradition.


  • Marcel Dupré: Complete Works for Organ (vol. 1–12), 2000-2010
  • Alexandre Guilmant: Complete Organ Sonatas, 2007
  • Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély: Organ Works, 2005
  • Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens: Organ Works, 2000
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Complete Organ Works, 2012
  • Louis Vierne: Complete Organ Symphonies, 1997
  • Louis Vierne: 24 Pièces de Fantasie, 1999
  • Louis Vierne: 24 Pièces en style libre and other works, 2001
  • Charles-Marie Widor: Complete Works for Organ (vol. 1–7), 1993- 1998
  • Les Angélus: French Sacred Music for Soprano and Organ (with Margaret Roest), 2000
  • Festival of French Organ Music (with music from Bonnet, Gigout, Dubois and Boëllmann), 2011
  • Festival of English Organ Music (with music from Hollins, Stanford, Whitlock and Elgar), Vol. 1, 2014
  • Festival of English Organ Music (with music from Elgar, Hollins, Parry, Smart, Ireland, Vol. 2, 2015
  • References

    Ben van Oosten Wikipedia