×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Dietrich Buxtehude: Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 3
     

Dietrich Buxtehude: Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 3

by Bine Bryndorf
 
This disc is part of a series covering the complete organ music of Dietrich Buxtehude, the Danish-German composer whom the young Bach walked a few hundred miles to hear. The rising level of interest in Buxtehude is apparent from the fact that there are two such series underway, this one from Denmark's Dacapo label and another on Naxos. In the

Overview

This disc is part of a series covering the complete organ music of Dietrich Buxtehude, the Danish-German composer whom the young Bach walked a few hundred miles to hear. The rising level of interest in Buxtehude is apparent from the fact that there are two such series underway, this one from Denmark's Dacapo label and another on Naxos. In the absence of a single-disc compilation, this is a reasonable disc to pick if you want just one. Its most distinctive feature is the organ used: it is a small instrument in a church in the city of Helsingbørg, Buxtehude's hometown, which is now part of Sweden. The organ does not have the booming, towering quality often heard in North German organ music on disc, but it brings out the individual lines of the music with startling clarity. Danish organist Bine Bryndorf adjusts her style to match the instrument, taking tempos quickly without fear that the sound will become muddied. Her performances are brisk with plenty of forward drive. The music on the disc consists of short pieces: preludes, toccatas, canzonas and canzonettas (the two words in this context denote ancestors of the fugue), and short chorale settings. Several are examples of Buxtehude's favored multi-sectional procedure that in his own time gave rise to the idea of a "stylus phantasticus" -- a term plastered on the cover of each of the first three discs in Dacapo's series for no very good reason. Later discs in the set will apparently take up longer pieces. The liner notes are confusing to all but specialists, but the disc is worthwhile for its unusual organ sound even for those who already own some of Buxtehude's organ music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Marco Polo
UPC:
0636943602324
catalogNumber:
8226023
Rank:
215246

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Praeludium for organ in C major, BuxWV 138
  2. Chorale prelude for organ in C major, BuxWV 184, "Ein' Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott"
  3. Chorale prelude for organ in G major, BuxWV 187, "Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl"
  4. Chorale prelude for organ in G minor, BuxWV 185, "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort"
  5. Praeludium for keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 163
  6. Toccata for keyboard in G major, BuxWV 164
  7. Praeambulum for organ in A minor, BuxWV 158
  8. Chorale prelude for organ in the Dorian mode, BuxWV 183, "Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt"
  9. Chorale prelude for organ in G major, BuxWV 191, "Herr Christ der einig Gottes Sohn"
  10. Chorale prelude for organ in G major, BuxWV 192, "Herr Christ der einig Gottes Sohn"
  11. Chorale prelude for organ in C major, BuxWV 186, "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her"
  12. Canzonetta for keyboard in G major, BuxWV 172
  13. Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225
  14. Canzona for keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 173
  15. Praeludium for organ in G minor, BuxWV 150
  16. Chorale prelude for organ in G minor, BuxWV 201, "Kommt, Herr, zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn"
  17. Chorale prelude for organ in A minor, BuxWV 193, "Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiss gar wohl"
  18. Chorale prelude for organ in D Minor, BuxWV 219, "Vater unser im Himmelreich"
  19. Toccata for organ in F major, BuxWV 156

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews