Discovering Dieterich Buxtehude #0919
…in the company of guest commentator and biographer Kerala Snyder, we explore the profoundly influential music of the “Great Dane” of the German Baroque organ scene.
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in d, BuxWV 155 –Robert Bates & David Yearsley (1984 C.B. Fisk/Memorial Church, Stanford University, CA) & (1995 Fritts/Memorial Church, Stanford University, Stanford, CA) Loft LRCD-1008
Filler –DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 (see above)
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64 –Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Basel Consort. Harmonia Mundi CD-901651
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Canon duplex per augmentationem, BuxWv 123; Liebster, meine Seele saget, BuxWV 70 –Bettina Pahn, Johannette Zomer, sopranos; Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble, Ton Koopman, conductor; Challenge Classics 72244
Filler –DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Fugue in C, BuxWV 174 (see above)
Dieterich Buxtehude [1637-1707] served as organist and ‘werkmeister’ at the Church of Saint Mary in Lübeck for nearly 40 years. During his lifetime, he was considered the foremost organist in Germany. Bach walked nearly 500 kilometers…each way…from Arnstadt to Lübeck to learn from Buxtehude’s example. The newly revised edition of Kerala Snyder’s book, Dieterich Buxtehude: Organist in Lübeck, is the definitive text in English on the life and times of this important German Baroque musician.