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Buxtehude by Arrangement / Meilin Ai


Release Date: 01/03/2020 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 534  
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Busoni’s transcriptions of Bach have long been one of the mainstays of the piano repertoire. Bach himself worshipped the music of the Danish-born Diderich Buxtehude (1637–1707), famously walking 250 miles to Lübeck to hear him play. The Liszt student August Stradal (1860–1930) obviously shared that admiration, transcribing ten of Buxtehude’s most imposing organ works for piano, thus creating alongside ‘Bach-Busoni’ a corpus of grandiose – and virtuoso – Baroque music for the modern concert grand that has somehow remained almost entirely unknown. Meilin Ai studied for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas and is now a full-time faculty member of the Conservatory of Read more Music of the Sichuan Normal University in China. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Praeludium for Keyboard in A minor, BuxWV 153 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Ciacona for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 160 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3.
Praeludium for Keyboard in E minor, BuxWV 143 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
Praeludium for Keyboard in E minor, BuxWV 142 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
5.
Passacaglia for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 161 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6.
Praeludium for Keyboard in D minor, BuxWV 140 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
7.
Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 150 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
8.
Ciacona for Organ in C minor, BuxWV 159 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9.
Praeludium for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 145 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690 
10.
Praeludium for Keyboard in F sharp minor, BuxWV 146 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Meilin Ai (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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