Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4

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1 Ciaccona in C Minor, BuxWV 159 00:05:53 88/24 Album only
2 Ich dank dir, lieber Herre, BuxWV 194 00:05:40 88/24 Album only
3 Ach Gott und Herr, BuxWV 177 (version 1) 00:03:03 88/24 Album only
4 Ach Herr, mich armen Sunder, BuxWV 178 00:03:45 88/24 Album only
5 Prelude in E Major, BuxWV 141 00:07:01 88/24 Album only
6 Canzona in E Minor, BuxWV 169 00:03:19 88/24 Album only
7 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BuxWV 198 00:01:58 88/24 Album only
8 Canzona in G Minor, BuxWV 173 00:01:29 88/24 Album only
9 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BuxWV 186 00:03:12 88/24 Album only
10 Prelude in C Major, BuxWV 136 00:06:07 88/24 Album only
11 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 201 00:03:22 88/24 Album only
12 Prelude in G Minor, BuxWV 150 00:07:30 88/24 Album only
13 Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 224 00:01:29 88/24 Album only
14 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV 210 00:14:46 88/24 Album only

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Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Buxtehude’s organ music is not only a fascinating precursor of his great admirer J.S. Bach but a body of work full of energy and beauty in its own right, a pinnacle of the early-Baroque Protestant aesthetic. Strict and florid counterpoint, lying at the centre of Bach’s style, is less important here; rather we can hear vibrant and directly illustrative responses to the texts which lie behind the chorales and instrumental versions of canticles such as the Magnificat and Te Deum. The toccatas and fugues are generally shorter and punchier than the mature Bach’s examples, and overall solemnity is generally eschewed in favour of exuberant virtuosity.

These characteristics fit well the mastery of Simone Stella, whose 3-disc set of Buxtehude’s harpsichord music has already proved him a doughty advocate of the composer. As BBC Music Magazine remarked, “here we have an Italian eager to touch base with his inner Teuton, as Stella sets well-ordered lucidity above unfettered flamboyance.

The recording, a perfect-stereo one, with totally absence of any mastering effects nor equalisation, has obtained a lot of prizes around the world's music magazines including the 5 "diapason" mark.

Recorded at: Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate, Padova, 2011
Engineer: Alessandro Simonetto

Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV 203
Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208
Praeludium in g, BuxWV 149
Canzona in G, BuxWV 170
Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 209
Praeludium in d, BuxWV 140
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199
Praeludium in F, BuxWV 145
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 200
Gott der Vater wohn uns bei, BuxWV 190
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BuxWV 183
Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV 218