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BUXTEHUDE, D.: Organ Music, Vol. 7 (Brown)

Composer(s):Buxtehude, Dieterich
Artist(s) Brown, Julia, organ
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570312
Label Naxos
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Aseminal 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 seventh volume of his organ music includes Praeludia, works that had a strong influence on the following generation of organ composers, compositions based on chorale melodies, and two sets of variations on dance melodies.


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Review By David Denton,Naxos,November 2007

The myth that Johann Sebastian Bach once walked 200 miles to hear Dietrich Buxtehude play the organ is still often quoted. That it originally found credibility verifies the high esteem that Buxtehude enjoyed as the founder of the German organ tradition. He was certainly not German by birth and probably came from Denmark with a date of around 1637, but he dedicated his life to working in Lubeck, a centre of musical excellence from which he could exert a powerful influence on German music. As a performer he appears to have had few equals at the time, and while his compositions were large in number - mainly in the field of church cantatas - it is his organ works that have carried his name through to the present day. As I have said in previous reviews of this ongoing series, his works

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