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BUXTEHUDE: Capricciosa (La) / Suite in G Minor

Composer(s):Buxtehude, Dieterich
Artist(s) Wilson, Glen, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557413
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

An outstanding recital to show the full range and scope of Buxtehude’s keyboard writing. The key work here is La Capricciosa, a set of 32 greatly diverse variations on a German folk melody. (It even, in variation 27, includes a parody of a bad harpsichordist!) The two Praeludia are written in the very free style known as stylus phantasicus. The Suite in G minor is particularly attractive, while the Chorale Partita is in a hybrid format, using the same four dance movements to characterize the variants of the chorale theme. Wilson plays with great flair, and in addition provides excellent back-up documentation. He uses a modern copy of a 1626 Ruckers, which is vividly if somewhat resonantly recorded; this means that one needs to set not too


Review By ,Scherzo,October 2005



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