Dieterich Buxtehude, German Baroque composer.
Dieterich Buxtehude, German Baroque composer.

Discovering Dieterich Buxtehude #1433

…in the company of guest commentator and biographer Kerala Snyder, we explore the profoundly influential music of this “Great Dane” of the German Baroque organ scene.

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 --Bernard Foccroulle (1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Ricercar 250

BUXTEHUDE:  Toccata in d, BuxWV 155 --Robert Bates & David Yearsley (1984 Fisk & 1995 Fritts/Memorial Chapel, Stanford University, Stanford, CA) Loft 1008

BUXTEHUDE:  Canzona in C, BuxWV 166 --Hans Davidsson (2000 GOArt Schnitger replica/Göteborg Organ Art Center, Sweden) Loft 1092/3

BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in e, BuxWV 143 --Bine Bryndorf (1637 Stellwagen/St. Jacobi Church, Lübeck, Germany) DaCapo 6.220530

BUXTEHUDEIch dank dir, lieber Herre, BuxWV 194 --Bine Bryndorf (1693 Schnitger/St, Jacobi Church, Hamburg, Germany) DaCapo 6.220520

BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in g, BuxWV 163 --Ton Koopman (1599 Wilde-1682 Schnitger/St. Jacobi Church, Lüdingworth) Challenge Classics 72243

Hour 2

BUXTEHUDE:  Partita, Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV 179 --Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichordNaxos 8.570579

BUXTEHUDEJubilate Domino, BuxWV 64 --Andreas Scholl, counter-temor; Basel Consort.  Harmonia Mundi 901651

BUXTEHUDECanon duplex per augmentationem, BuxWv 123; Liebster, meine Seele saget, BuxWV 70 --Bettina Pahn, Johannette Zomer, sopranos; Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble/Ton KoopmanChallenge Classics 72244

BUXTEHUDEMensch, willst du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 --Julia Brown (2003 Pasi/St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska) Naxos 8.557555

BUXTEHUDEAch Herr, mich armen Sünder, BuxWV 178 --Robert Noehren (1967 Noehren/1st Unitarian Society, San Francisco, CA) Delos 3023

BUXTEHUDE:  Fugue in C, BuxWV 174 --E. Power Biggs (1553 Niehoff/St. John’s Church, Lüneburg, Germany) Columbia MS-6944 (LP)

BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in e, BuxWV 152 --Walter Kraft (1955 Kemper/St. Mary’s Church, Lübeck) Vox Box 3613

BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in e, BuxWV 152 --Hans Davidsson (2000 GOArt Schnitger replica/Göteborg Organ Art Center, Sweden) Loft 1090/1

BUXTEHUDE:  Praeludium in a, BuxWV 153 --Harald Vogel (1693 Schnitger/St. Jacobi Church, Hamburg) Dabringhaus & Grimm 3427


This is an Encore broadcast of a program initially released in May 2009 as PIPEDREAMS #0919. 

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.