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Buxtehude & His Circle / Hillier, Theatre of Voices


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 6220634  
Composer:  Christian GeistDietrich BuxtehudeNicolaus BruhnsFranz Tunder,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s. Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dixit Dominus Domino meo by Christian Geist
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
2.
Jesu, meine Freude, BuxWV 60 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
3.
De profundis clamavi by Nicolaus Bruhns
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1689-91; Germany 
4.
Dominus illuminatio mea by Franz Tunder
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5.
Die mit Tränen säen by Christian Geist
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
6.
Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7.
Confitebor tibi Domine by Kaspar Forster
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Buxtehude & His Circle May 18, 2016 By Ken A. (Yorktown Heights, NY) See All My Reviews "I particularly like the balancing of the CD, however, some of the pieces sounded the same. I feel the choir really gets what the composer wrote." Report Abuse
 Special Music & Recording May 17, 2016 By John T. (Princess Anne, MD) See All My Reviews "The music is very special, very professional. The jacket information is well researched and written: it explains in detail the backgrounds of members of the "Circle" and it's creator, Buxtehude, as well as details about the performers. Again, a very special recording." Report Abuse
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