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Buxtehude: Complete Organ Music / Simone Stella


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94422  
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Buxtehude’s organ music is not only a fascinating precursor of his great admirer J.S. Bach but a body of work full of energy and beauty in its own right, a pinnacle of the early-Baroque Protestant aesthetic. Strict and florid counterpoint, lying at the centre of Bach’s style, is less important here; rather we can hear vibrant and directly illustrative responses to the texts which lie behind the chorales and instrumental versions of canticles such as the Magnificat and Te Deum. The toccatas and fugues are generally shorter and punchier than the mature Bach’s examples, and overall solemnity is generally eschewed in favour of exuberant virtuosity.

These characteristics fit well the mastery of Simone Stella, whose 3CD set of
Read more Buxtehude’s harpsichord music (BC 94312) has already proved him a doughty advocate of the composer. As BBC Music Magazine remarked, “here we have an Italian eager to touch base with his inner Teuton, as Stella sets well-ordered lucidity above unfettered flamboyance. Indeed, he sometimes misses the edgy danger Koopman brings to Buxtehude's boldest strokes, but he's an unfailingly intelligent and revealing guide to a body of work that cries out to be better known.” The same is gratifyingly true of the new set, recorded on a bright and authentically tuned modern Italian instrument which nonetheless can aspire to the colours of the Danish organs on which Buxtehude plied his trade.

There are only two other modern recordings available of the complete organ music, and both are full-price.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Includes extensive booklet notes elucidating the historical context to this music.
• Recordings made in 2011.
• The music of Dietrich Buxtehude has gained increased recognition and popularity over the last few years, not in the least due to the invaluable work of pioneers like Ton Koopman (Complete Buxtehude Edition) and others.The great Johann Sebastian Bach valued his music highly, and considered him one of the most important composers before him (and from whom he learned the most!).
• After his successful issue of Buxtehude’s Complete Harpsichord Works (Brilliant Classics 94312),“Thoroughly imaginative and engaging”(Fanfare),“Uberzeugend und u?berraschend” Klassik.com), Italian Simone Stella plays these works on historical organs in Italy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata for keyboard in G major, BuxWV 164 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
2. Praeludium for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 144 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
3. Praeludium for Keyboard in E minor, BuxWV 143 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4. Praeludium for Keyboard in D major, BuxWV 139 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
5. Passacaglia for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 161 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 212 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7. Mensch, willt du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8. Magnificat Primi Toni for organ, BuxWV 204 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
9. Magnificat Noni Toni for organ in D minor, BuxWV 205 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
10. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV 188 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
11. Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BuxWV 185 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
12. Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
13. Danket dem Herrn, denn er ist freundlich, BuxWV 181 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
14. Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV 180 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
15. Canzonetta for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 168 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
16. Canzonetta for Organ in A minor, BuxWV 225 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
17. Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV 179 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
18. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
19. Toccata for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 157 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
20. Praeludium for Keyboard, BuxWV 152 "Phrygian" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
21. Praeludium for keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 163 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
22. Praeludium for keyboard in G major, BuxWV 162 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
23. Praeludium for Keyboard in C major, BuxWV 138 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
24. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
25. Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 192 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
26. Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 191 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
27. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV 189 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
28. Fugue for keyboard in B flat major, BuxWV 176 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
29. Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfarth, BuxWV 76 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Lübeck, Germany 
30. Canzonetta for Organ in G major, BuxWV 171 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
31. Canzona for Organ in C major, BuxWV 167 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
32. Canzona for Organ in C major, BuxWV 166 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
33. Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BuxWV 222 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
34. Toccata for keyboard in G major, BuxWV 165 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
35. Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 155 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1684; Lübeck, Germany 
36. Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
37. Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
38. Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 148 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
39. Praeludium for Keyboard in G major, BuxWV 147 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
40. Praeludium for Keyboard in A minor, BuxWV 158 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
41. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 213 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
42. Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BuxWV 202 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
43. In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
44. Ich dank' dir schon durch deinen Sohn, BuxWV 195 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
45. Fugue for Organ in C major, BuxWV 174 "Gigue" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
46. Fugue for Organ in G major, BuxWV 175 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
47. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BuxWV 182 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
48. Ciacona for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 160 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
49. Canzonetta for Organ in G major, BuxWV 172 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
50. Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 224 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
51. Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 150 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
52. Praeludium for Keyboard in E major, BuxWV 141 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
53. Praeludium for Keyboard in C major, BuxWV 136 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
54. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, g'mein, BuxWV 210 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
55. Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 201 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
56. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BuxWV 198 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
57. Ich dank' dir, lieber Herre, BuxWV 194 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
58. Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BuxWV 186 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
59. Ciacona for Organ in C minor, BuxWV 159 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
60. Canzonetta for Organ in G minor, BuxWV 173 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
61. Canzonetta for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 169 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
62. Ach Herr, mich armer Sünder, BuxWV 178 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
63. Ach Gott und Herr, BuxWV 177 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
64. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 221 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
65. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
66. Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 219 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
67. Toccata for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 156 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
68. Praeludium for Keyboard in F sharp minor, BuxWV 146 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
69. Praeludium for Keyboard in E minor, BuxWV 142 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
70. Praeludium for Keyboard in A minor, BuxWV 153 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
71. Praeludium for Keyboard in A major, BuxWV 151 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
72. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 215 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
73. Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 214 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
74. Nimm von uns, Herr du treuer Gott, BuxWV 207 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
75. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 196 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
76. Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiss gar wohl, BuxWV 193 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
77. Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl, BuxWV 187 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
78. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 200 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
79. Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV 218 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
80. Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 149 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
81. Praeludium for Keyboard in F major, BuxWV 145 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690 
82. Praeludium for Keyboard in D minor, BuxWV 140 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
83. Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 209 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
84. Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
85. Magnificat Primi Toni for organ, BuxWV 203 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
86. Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
87. Gott der Vater, wohn' uns bei, BuxWV 190 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
88. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BuxWV 183 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
89. Canzona for Organ in G major, BuxWV 170 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Simone Stella (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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