Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dieterich Buxtehude - Organ Works 1, 2: Ton Koopman

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     This recording contains some of the most mature, harmonically daring and most accomplished of Buxtehude's compositions, including BuxWV 139, 141, 146, 210 and 213. Since Buxtehude in his later organ works was oriented towards the innovations in harmonic temperament introduced by Andreas Werckmeister after 1680, the compositions on this CD were recorded on an organ tuned according to Werckmeister's system. Buxtehude himself was a theatrical personality, the church his theatre. To do his compositions justice we need a ÒmachoÓ playing style and virtuosity, but also emotion, fantasy, contrast, beautiful registers and a unique historical instrument. The splendid historic organ of Altenbruch is ideal for the later works of Buxtehude.

    01. Praeludium in fis BuxVW 146 06:43
    02. In dulci jubilo BuxWV 197 02:08
    03. Praeludium in G BuxWV 162 04:44
    04. Ach Herr, mit armen Sunder, BuxWV178 02:56
    05. Praeludium in E BuxWV 141 05:51
    06. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren BuxWV 213 06:19
    07. Ciacona in e BuxWV 160 05:13
    08. Nun freut euch lieben Christen g'mein, BuxVW 210 12:26
    09. Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 05:23
    10. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220 01:48
    11. Canzonetta in e BuxWV 169 02:57
    12. Toccata in F BuxWV 156 07:04

    Coci/Klapmeyer organ, St. Nicolai Kirche, Altenbruch (D)


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    Challenge - 2007-CC72243

     Dieterich Buxtehude's organ works are his most significant contribution to the history of music. They consist of a comprehensive corpus of just 90 compositions, of which more than half are chorale settings. However, these are mostly shorter than the preludes, toccatas and other freely conceived pieces, so these last represent a more substantial share of his entire output. 
     A large part of it is intended for a tuning with pure thirds and impure fifths, meantone tuning. The majority of these works must have been composed before 1683, since in that year the organs in the Marienkirche, where Buxtehude worked, were converted from the old mean-tone tuning to the more modern Werckmeister tuning. So for these earlier works the choice of a historically interesting organ in meantone tuning, such as the organ by Lüdingworth, seems plausible. 


    01. Toccata in F, BuxWV 157 04:14
    02. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184 03:52
    03. Fuga in C, BuxWV 174 03:06
    04. Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 06:52
    05. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211 02:00
    06. Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 217 00:57
    07. Passacaglia in d, BuxWV 161 06:55
    08. Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV 280 02:47
    09. Ach Gott und Herr, BuxWV 177 02:01
    10. Toccata in G, BuxWV 164 02:40
    11. Canzona in G, BuxWV 170 03:20
    12. Danket dem Herren, BuxWV 181 02:21
    13. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 182 05:40
    14. Canzonetta in g, BuxWV 173 01:30
    15. Fuga in G, BuxWV 175 03:03
    16. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV 188 08:21
    17. Praeludium (manualiter) in g, BuxWV 163 06:54

    Wilde/Schnitger organ, St. Jacobi Kirche, Lüdingworth (D)


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