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Marius van Altena

Given birth to Marius Hendrikus Schweppe, this Dutch tenor became popular for his interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque music, such as for example cantatas by Dietrich Buxtehude and Bach and concert and sacred vocal music by Matthaeus Pipelare, Claude le Jeune, Orlande de Lassus, Carissimi, António Marques Lésbio, Manuel Machado, Joannes de Latre, Clemens non Papa (Jacob Clement), and Heinrich Schütz. Truck Altena’s formal musical education occurred on the Conservatory of Amsterdam. His touring plan got him to Germany, Britain, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Mexico, as well as the U.S. He also made an appearance in shows of Baroque operas, like the 1974 Holland Celebration productions of Agostino Agazzari’s Eumelio and Sigmund Gottlieb Staden’s Seelewig. In 1980, truck Altena performed in Gluck’s L’ile de Merlin. From 1980 to 1984, he participated in opera shows using the group Spectaculum in Vienna, which shown stage functions by Johann Joseph Fux, Kaiser Leopold I of Austria, and Francesco Bartolomeo Conti. Truck Altena trained in conservatories in the Hague and in Tilburg. Because the middle-’80s, he provides occasionally conducted shows of vocal functions.

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