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Born fifty years after Heinrich Schütz, the ‘father of German music’, and little less than half a century before J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude provided a link between the founder of Protestant Baroque music and its greatest master. While Buxtehude's organ music is comparatively well known, his harpsichord music has attracted less attention.
The third volume of the present series includes two Suites of French dances and the brilliant series of variations on an aria under the title La Capricciosa.
Dieterich Buxtehude: Suite in A major, BuxWV 243
Dieterich Buxtehude: Canzonetta in D minor, BuxWV 168
Canzonetta in D minor, BuxWV 168
Dieterich Buxtehude: Suite in F major, BuxWV 238
Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in G major, BuxWV 162
Praeludium in G major, BuxWV 162
Dieterich Buxtehude: La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250
(on the original Dacapo release)
“This recording is perhaps the most essential of the three discs so far released in this series. The Aria: ‘La Capricciosa’ is undoubtedly Buxtehude's masterpiece, and probably a model for Bach's Goldberg Variations. Another excellent recording that all lovers of harpsichord music should own.”
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