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Buxtehude: Complete Works For Organ Vol 2 / Bine Bryndorf


Release Date: 06/15/2004 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226008   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This is proving to be a very fine series, devoted to the complete organ works of Dietrich Buxtehude (type Q7355 in Search Reviews for my comments on Volume 1 and on the organ at St. Mary's Church, Elsinore). In contrast to her interpretive approach in her first volume, organist Bine Bryndorf here opts for registrations that celebrate the instrument's brighter, more mellifluous qualities, which naturally brings greater clarity of individual lines (no muddiness this time!) and a more satisfying bottom-to-top presence and power (where required). And among these nine chorale settings and five Praeludia we are reminded of (or enlightened by) some of the more astonishingly original aspects of Buxtehude's
Read more style. Particularly in the works that bear the title of "Praeludium", we hear fantastic freestyle opening flourishes followed by fugues that may just suddenly halt before cranking up in another burst of unfinished thought that often leads in an unexpected direction--but one that ends satisfyingly home. Many of the chorales begin with a perfectly defined melodic line--here sensitively highlighted by Bryndorf with careful stop selection--and then go off in an expanded, more elaborate commentary on the tune. The program begins and ends with a Praeludium in E minor (BuxWV 152 and BuxWV 142), both of which show Buxtehude at his most imaginative and delightfully extravagant, especially the latter work, which is more than eight minutes of rousing, roof-raising fun.


The 17th-century term given to this sort of "free and unrestrained method of composing" was stylus phantasticus, but a couple of centuries later it certainly would have been referred to as simply psychedelic--or perhaps "stylus psychedelicus"? Whatever it's called, it's a pleasure to hear, and Bryndorf shows herself to be the perfect advocate for and interpreter of these all-too-rarely-heard pieces. The sound is vibrant, full-bodied, and dynamically wide yet preserves a realistic sense of the church's interior space--just what we expect from an organ recording. Dacapo not only provides excellent notes and organ specifications but even lists details of Bryndorf's actual registrations for each piece. Wonderful! [6/10/2004]
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Praeludium for Keyboard, BuxWV 152 "Phrygian" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
2.
Ach Herr, mich armer Sünder, BuxWV 178 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
3.
Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV 180 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
4.
Praeludium for Keyboard in A minor, BuxWV 153 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
5.
Mensch, willt du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
6.
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 221 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
7.
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV 220 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
8.
Praeludium for Keyboard in C major, BuxWV 136 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
9.
Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BuxWV 222 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
10.
Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 224 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
11.
Praeludium for Keyboard in A major, BuxWV 151 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
12.
Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 214 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
13.
Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren, BuxWV 215 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 
14.
Praeludium for Keyboard in E minor, BuxWV 142 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Bine Bryndorf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690; Germany 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark 

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