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BUXTEHUDE, D.: Harpsichord Music, Vol. 3 (Mortensen)

Composer(s):Buxtehude, Dieterich
Artist(s) Mortensen, Lars Ulrik, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570581
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Born fifty years after Heinrich Schütz, the ‘father of German music’, and little less than half a century before J. S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude provided a link between the founder of Protestant Baroque music and its greatest master. While Buxtehude's organ music is comparatively well known, his harpsichord music has attracted less attention. The third volume of the present series includes two Suites of French dances and the brilliant series of variations on an aria under the title La Capricciosa.


Review By Giv Cornfield ,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,October 2008

Bach gets all the credit, but Buxtehude (and Schütz before him) had 'been there' before. This is the third in the series of a planned traversal of all of Buxtehude's works for harpsichord. It's another winner: the music is simply great, and Mortensen's mastery and consummate stylistic insight are a joy. Dates and location are given in great detail, but not a word about the magnificent-sounding instrument he plays.

Review By David Denton, Naxos,September 2008

Lars Ulrik Mortensen’s self-effacing musicianship is placed at the service of Dietrich Buxtehude’s harpsichord music, a composer who is becoming better recognised outside of the organ repertoire.



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