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Dietrich Buxtehude (Composer)

Born: 1637, Helsingborg

Died: 9th May 1707, Lubeck

Nationality: Danish, German

Dieterich Buxtehude   was a Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period, whose works for the organ represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire usually performed at recitals and church services. As a composer who worked in various vocal and instrumental idioms, Buxtehude's style greatly influenced other composers, such as his student Johann Sebastian Bach.

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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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