His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach , his student. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque. He is thought to have been born with the name Diderich Buxtehude.
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After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days! This recording contains some of the most mature, harmonically daring and most accomplished of Buxtehude's compositions, including BuxWV , , , and Since Buxtehude in his later organ works was oriented towards the innovations in harmonic temperament introduced by Andreas Werckmeister after , the compositions on this CD were recorded on an organ tuned according to Werckmeister's system.
Buxtehude himself was a theatrical personality, the church his theatre. The splendid historic organ of Altenbruch is ideal for the later works of Buxtehude. Dieterich Buxtehude Dietrich, Diderich was a German-Danish organist and a highly regarded composer of the baroque period. His organ works comprise a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and church services. He wrote in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach.
Nicolai Kirche, Altenbruch D. Ton Koopman celebrates 75th birthday together with Johann Sebastian The renowned Ton Koopman is celebrating its 75th birthday this fall. Koopman is one of the last great early music pioneers of the first hour. Still as energetic as 40 years ago, when he founded his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra ABO , he and his ensemble are celebrating the achievement of this crown year. At the concert on October 4 in the Muziekgebouw aan Basket 0. About the album This recording contains some of the most mature, harmonically daring and most accomplished of Buxtehude's compositions, including BuxWV , , , and Praeludium in E BuxWV The splendid historic organ of Altenbruch, tuned according to a Werckmeister temperature in which most of the fifths are pure but the thirds are less pure than in meantone temperament , is ideal for the later works of Buxtehude.
Organists working in a church with a meantone-tuned organ will certainly want to do that, but otherwise transposition is unnecessary. It is striking how accomplished the later works are, for example the Prelude in F sharp minor. Remarkable aspects of his art include the freedom required by the stylus phantasticus and the use of rhetoric. Thanks to these, each performance of a Buxtehude work is bound to be different. The stylus phantasticus is a highly personal style, originating in Italy, and it requires the greatest possible creativity from the performer.
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