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BUXTEHUDE: Organ Music, Vol. 6 (Brown)

Composer(s):Buxtehude, Dieterich
Artist(s) Brown, Julia, organ
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570311
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 
 
 


A seminal figure in the development of North German organ music, Buxtehude spent the greater part of his long career in Lübeck, where he was visited by the young Handel and Bach, eager to hear his legendary performances. This sixth volume of his complete organ music includes four Praeludia, works that had a strong influence on the following generation of organ composers, and compositions based on chorale melodies, including two versions of Nun lob, mein seel, den Herrn.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,September 2007

It’s a year ago since we had the previous disc in this Buxtehude organ cycle, a series that seems to be taking an age to complete. Dietrich Buxtehude was the father of the German organ tradition though probably Danish by birth, details of his early life being unclear. He was then to spend much of his life in Lubeck, his appointment as organist there presenting him with that status whereby he could influence the development of the nation’s music both as a composer and performer. He is credited as being the leading keyboard expert of his day, his output as a composer being prolific. Most was intended for church performance and was heavily slanted towards church cantatas, though he also left a substantial quantity of organ music on his death in 1707. At times he

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