Dietrich Buxtehude

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Buxtehude, Dietrich

Buxtehude, Dietrich (dēˈtrĭkh bo͝oksˌtəho͞oˈdə), c.1637–1707, Danish composer and organist. From 1668 until his death he was organist at Lübeck, where he established a famous series of evening concerts that attracted musicians from all over northern Germany. On one occasion J. S. Bach walked about 200 miles (320 km) to hear these concerts, and his own style was much influenced by Buxtehude's choral, orchestral, and organ music. His best-known works are freely developed organ fugues and concerted choral music.
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Among his ambitious projects are the recordings of the complete Bach cantatas, as well as the opera omnia of Dietrich Buxtehude. As a guest conductor he has worked with the most prominent orchestras of the world.
A resourceful ending to this generous collection comes with Petr Eben's Hommage a Dietrich Buxtehude, written to celebrate the German composer's 350th birthday in 1987, and based entirely on motives from the two Buxtehude works heard earlier.
Dietrich Buxtehude: Samtliche Orgelwerke, vols.1 & 2 (Free Organ Works), ed.
Sunday, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St.; Andrew Nelson, church organist and a Kauffman Faculty Fellow and assistant professor of Management at the University of Oregon, will focus on the music of Dietrich Buxtehude, while the Evensong choir, directed by Lucy Strandlien will be dedicated to Richard Proulx, American composer and choral editor.
The featured work will be Dietrich Buxtehude's "Membra Jesu Nostri," a religious choral work made up of seven cantatas.
Tomorrow, Huddersfield Singers will celebrate the epic trek made by 21-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach who in 1705 is said to have walked 260 miles across Germany from Arnstadt to Lbeck to hear the Danish organist Dietrich Buxtehude play.
The title of the next recording, Dietrich Buxtehude: Abendmusik (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77300 2, rec 1992), seems to me pretentious and misleading.
Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Scheidemann, Eugne Gigout and Guy Weitz.
As interest in the music of Dietrich Buxtehude and his north German contemporaries intensifies, one often hears the term stylus phantasticus used routinely by scholars and performers of German baroque music.
From a somewhat later period comes the selection of works by Nicolaus Bruhns and Dietrich Buxtehude (Chandos CHAN 0539, rec 1992), played by Piet Kee on the restored organ of Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark.