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Buxtehude: Harpsichord Music Vol 3 / Lars Ulrik Mortensen


Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570581   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



BUXTEHUDE Suites: in A, BuxWV 243; in F, BuxWV 238. Canzonetta in d, BuxWV 168. Prelude in G, BuxWV 162. Aria in G, “ La capricciosa” Lars Ulrik Mortensen (hpd) NAXOS 8.570581 (54:28)


This, Volume 3 of the complete harpsichord music of Read more Buxtehude, continues the superb series for Naxos by the excellent Lars Ulrik Mortensen. I suppose, since this composer’s harpsichord music is not as well known as his organ music is, that I should break down and describe each piece here as I’ve done in my previous Buxtehude reviews, but my esteemed Editor-in-Chief has begged our indulgence in shorter, more terse reviews, and so I shall capitulate and draw the curtain on my proposed lecture of Buxtehude’s genius. Perhaps I could summarize his style, bold and innovative as it was, by stating that despite his Dutch genesis and German training, his music was very heavily influenced by the Italian style, particularly the style of Monteverdi—though I’m sure that other researchers could find other influences (Stradella, perhaps?). Buxtehude’s use of rubato, ritornello, inverted variants, and, above all, of bel canto lyricism, is indicative of his music’s Italian roots. No wonder his vocal music took seed and was performed for so many decades in Italy. I’m sure that some of these harpsichord works had at least some influence on Domenico Scarlatti in addition to J. S. Bach, who admired him greatly.


Mortensen continues to impress as one of the most musical and truly historically informed performers of his generation. I wasn’t at all surprised to discover that he was a pupil of, among others, Trevor Pinnock, who is also one of the better harpsichordists today, though I personally find Mortensen’s playing even more fluid in style and sensitive to color. You simply must hear this disc to believe it.


FANFARE: Lynn René Bayley
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Harpsichord no 19 in A major, BuxWV 243 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Canzonetta for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 168 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Harpsichord no 13 in F major, BuxWV 238 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Praeludium for keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 163 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Variations (32) for Harpsichord in G major BuxWV 250 "La Capricciosa" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 28 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite in A major, BuxWV 243: I. Allemande
Suite in A major, BuxWV 243: II. Courante
Suite in A major, BuxWV 243: III. Sarabande
Suite in A major, BuxWV 243: IV. Gigue
Canzonetta in D minor, BuxWV 168
Suite in F major, BuxWV 238: I. Allemande
Suite in F major, BuxWV 238: II. Courante
Suite in F major, BuxWV 238: III. Sarabande
Suite in F major, BuxWV 238: IV. Gigue
Praeludium in G major, BuxWV 162
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 1
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 2
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 3
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 11
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 12
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 15
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 20
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 25
La Capricciosa in G major, BuxWV 250: Partita 27

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