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Dietrich Buxtehude

Ton Koopman

Opera Omnia VI, Harpsichord works II

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917224528
  • Catalog number CC 72245
  • Release date 04 January 2008
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Dieterich Buxtehude (Dietrich, Diderich) was a German-Danish organist and a highly regarded composer of the baroque period. His organ works comprise a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and church services. He wrote in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck for most of his life, Buxtehude is considered today to be the leading German composer in the time between Schütz and Bach. In this sixth volume (double-cd) of the Opera Omnia of Dieterich Buxtehude, Ton Koopman touches the composers harpsichord works as being a part of his impressive output that is still, alas, insufficiently known. In total his harpsichord-compositions comprise four cd's, one more than Koopman optimistically stated in the first volume. The Suites offer many opportunities for improvisation, or 'diminutions', as they are called in the 17th century. Koopman employs a heavy dose of Italian esprit.

Discount on the special concert of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

01-03-2013

image Discount on the special concert of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Concertgebouw in Amsterdam On March 7 the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir together with Ton Koopman will present a unique Telemann-program called Catastrofe (Catastrophe). The program includes less-known pieces of the famous Telemann: de Donnerode and 2 Cantatas, both world-premieres. 18th century benefit concert The first part,The Donnerode, is composed for the very first benefit concert in history in 1756. A year earlier Europe ...

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