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Dieterich Buxtehude

Among the general public, Dieterich Buxtehude is mostly known due to the admiration Johann Sebastian Bach had for his organ and composing skills, for which Bach traveled to the North German city of Lübeck to stay with him for four months, no less. This says quite something about the quality of Buxtehude's performance, but even more so about the influence it had on Bach and all composers after him. Yet, nowadays Buxtehude's music does not need Bach to survive, as a matter of fact it is extraordinarily beautiful just by itself! Buxtehude was originally Danish, but he spent most of him life in Lübeck. His so-called 'Abendmusik', which was a series of evening concerts outside of the liturgy, grew famous. In the works he wrote for these occasions, his enormous fantasy and creative freedom truly shows. As an organ player, Buxtehude was widely famous. If you would listen to his Organ Preludes, you would quickly know why. Buxtehude manages to combine an unprecedented virtuosity with a large variety of styles and techniques. No wonder Bach traveled all that way to see him!

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Dieterich Buxtehude
Complete Chamber Music
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Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector's Box (30cd's & 1DVD)
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'Willst du dein Herz mir schenken'
Ton Koopman / Tini Mathot / Klaus Mertens
Johann Sebastian Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Felix Mendelssohn
The Organ of St Bavo, Haarlem
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Membra Jesu Nostri
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Heart & Soul: Devotional music from the German Baroque
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Opera Omnia - Buxtehude Collector's Box
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Opera Omnia XX - Vocal Works 10
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
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Opera Omnia XIX - Vocal Works 9
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Opera Omnia XVIII - Vocal works vol. 8
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal music vol. 7
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Opera Omnia XVI - Vocal Works 6: Membra Jesu Nostri
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Opera Omnia XV - Chamber music vol. 3
Ton Koopman / Members of Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Opera Omnia XIV - Vocal Works 5
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Opera Omnia XIII - Chamber music vol. 2
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XII: Chamber Music 1
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia XI - Vocal Works 4
Ton Koopman & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Opera Omnia - Organ Works
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia X - Organ Works 5
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Opera Omnia IX, Organ Works 4
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Opera Omnia VIII, Organ Works III
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia VII - Vocal Works III
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia VI, Harpsichord works II
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Various composers
Buxtehude & Co
Caecilia-Concert
Opera Omnia V, Vocal Works II
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Opera Omnia III, Organ Works I
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Opera Omnia IV, Organ Works II
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Dieterich Buxtehude
Opera Omnia II - Das jüngste Gericht
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
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Puer Nobis Nascitur
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Opera Omnia I - Harpsichord Works I
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Baroque Organ Music
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German Harpsichord Music before Bach
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Awake, O North Wind
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