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Buxtehude: Organ Music Vol 5 / Julia Brown


Release Date: 06/20/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557555   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Now that the hoopla of the 2006 "Mozart Year" is past, we are free to turn our ears--and commemorative spirit--toward another eminent and influential master, namely Dietrich Buxtehude, who died exactly 300 years ago in 1707. His impact on J.S. Bach is well known, and it's interesting as we listen today to note how introspective and stylistically unfettered he could be, especially in the more improvisatory-sounding preludes.


The organ used here, from Omaha, Nebraska's St. Cecilia Cathedral, has specifications remarkably similar to those of Buxtehude's instrument at the Marienkirche in Lübeck known as the "Totentanz Orgel", and organist Julia Brown takes
Read more full advantage of the brighter flues, rich mixtures, and colorful reeds to give each work a notable presence and well-defined character. I especially enjoyed her unusual choice of flute stops in the Fugue in G major Bux WV 175 and the exhilarating buildup to the conclusion of the great Toccata in F major that ends the program.


Brown is unquestionably a first-class artist and superb technician, but she also proves a serious Buxtehudian and an exceptionally sensitive stylist regarding the critical aspects of balancing voices and ensemble-building. The Martin Pasi Organ is a magnificent instrument, and the engineering does full justice to its solo and ensemble configurations. This is another fine addition to Naxos' Buxtehude series and a must for organ fans!
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 157 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
2. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
3. Praeludium for Keyboard in A major, BuxWV 151 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
4. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, g'mein, BuxWV 210 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 16 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
5. Canzonetta for Organ in G major, BuxWV 172 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
6. Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 201 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
7. Fugue for Organ in G major, BuxWV 175 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
8. Mensch, willt du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
9. Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 148 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
10. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 196 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
11. Fugue for Organ in B flat major, BuxWV 176 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
12. Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 219 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 
13. Toccata for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 156 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Julia Brown (Organ)
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska (10/08/2005 - 10/09/2005) 

Sound Samples

Toccata in F major, BuxWV 157
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220
Praeludium in A major, BuxWV 151: Prelude in A major, BuxWV 151
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV 210: Nun freut euch, BuxWV 210
Canzonetta in G major, BuxWV 172
Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 201
Fugue in G major, BuxWV 175
Mensch, willst du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206
Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 148: Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 148
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 196: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 196
Fugue in B flat major, BuxWV 176
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 219
Toccata in F major, BuxWV 156

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