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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
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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

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Review By ,Scherzo,October 2005


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