(1 November 1920, Jägersdorf, Broumov, Czechoslovakia - 15 May 2005, Dresden) was a German pianist and organist. He studied from 1938 to 1940 at the Institut für Kirchenmusik in Leipzig with Karl Straube, Johann Nepomuk David, and Otto Weinreich. He was a lecturer from 1946 and a professor from 1953 for piano at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre. Until 1953 he worked mainly as an organist, and then after only as a pianist. Amadeus Webersinke was particularly devoted to Bach's organ and piano works and also gave concerts on the clavichord. He recorded Max Reger's Piano Concerto. 1966, he assumed a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. His grave is located in the Maria am Wasser cemetery in Dresden-Hosterwitz.from Wikipedia
The organist. The national actor of the Russian Federation. The graduate of school 1950, then has ended the Moscow conservatory (a class of a piano of A.B.Goldenvejzera, a class of body of A.F.Gedike). With 1955 soloist of the Moscow philarmonic society. In repertoir music of all epoch, from ancient authors (the special attention gives I.S.Baha‘s compositions) up to Franc and Messian. Acts with leading orchestras and choral collectives, with outstanding musicians: E.Mravinskim, E.Svetlanovym, K.Kondrashinym, M.Rostropovichem, J.Simonovym, A.Jansonsom, I.Markevichem, O.Kaganom, I.Kozlovskim, I.Arhipovoj, T.Sinjavskoj, A.Jurlovym. In 1968-1991 member of Advice on organ-building at the Ministry of culture of the USSR. With its active assistance many bodies in Russia and the countries of the near abroad are established. The organizer annual Bach‘s festival in Tver (with 1992). Honorary member Bach‘s and Gendel‘s societies in Germany.BolshoiMoscow.Com
In the Bach Double Concerto, Sitkovetsky is joined by his uncle Dmitry, and it's fascinating to hear how well matched they are - Alexander (playing the prime part, I assume) having a more refined and slightly brighter sound. Theirs is a stylish performance, too, featuring long lines, flowing tempi and nimble orchestral playing. In fact, despite the awkward name, the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra are a tight-knit band with a handsomely warm sound. Recorded in the Henry Wood Hall, London, in 2002, when Alexander was not yet 20, this disc offers further evidence of a career that could (and should) be spectacular. -- [8/2004]
The Dutch performer Bob van Asperen is a recognized specialist in the realm of performance on period keyboard instruments. Born and raised in Amsterdam, Asperen completed a conventional university course of study in music before embarking on lessons with harpsichord master Gustav Leonhardt starting in 1967; Asperen made his debut in Haarlem in 1968. Also in 1968 Asperen joined the group Quadro Hotteterre, of which he was a member until 1984. Asperen completed his studies in 1972 after finishing a course in organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory given by Albert de Klerk. Afterward he accepted a teaching post at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, which he held until tapped to replace the departing Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatory, prompting Asperen's return to Amsterdam. His teaching duties in the Netherlands have not restrained him from touring internationally; Asperen has given master classes elsewhere in Europe and also Canada, the United States, and Australia.