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Dietrich Buxtehude (Composer)

Born: 1637, Helsingborg

Died: 9th May 1707, Lubeck

Nationality: Danish, German

Dieterich Buxtehude was a Danish-German organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, his student.

Further Reading: Buxtehude

 Recording of the Week, Buxtehude's Abendmusiken from Vox Luminis

Two first-rate early music ensembles join forces to recreate the atmosphere of Buxtehude's legendary secular-sacred concert series in Lübeck.

 Interview, Ton Koopman at 70

David talks to early-music maestro Ton Koopman about the completion of his Buxtehude series, looking back over his career as he passes his seventieth birthday.

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