Library Ton Koopman arrived at Orpheus Instituut Koetshuis
At the beginning of July the prestigious library of Ton Koopman, acquired earlier this year, arrived at the Orpheus Instituut Koetshuis. Thousands of books were moved from Ton Koopman's house near Amsterdam to Ghent by a specialised firm.
In the course of his sixty-year career, Koopman has collected an impressive collection of books and music. Among the thousands of prints and manuscripts are numerous unique works. In addition to this historical library with works from the 15th to the 19th century, Koopman has also collected thousands of modern books and periodicals on Baroque music and culture. Many of the books, both old and modern, have been annotated extensively by the artist himself, making the collection unique.
Read more about the Ton Koopman Library at the Orpheus Institute Koetshuis.