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Franz Tunder


Born: 1614; Lübeck, Germany   Died: November 5, 1667; Lübeck, Germany  
Franz Tunder was a significant and influential figure in early North German Baroque music. Although many histories place his birth in Bannersdorf on the Island of Fehmarn, most recent research indicates Tunder was born in Lübeck. In his youth, Tunder traveled extensively, studying music in Burg and in Copenhagen, where in the latter instance his mentor was eminent Danish composer Melchior Borchgrevinck. When Tunder was named organist to the court Read more of Duke Friedrich III of Holstein-Gottorf, part of his training included traveling to Florence to study with Italian master Girolamo Frescobaldi. In 1641, Tunder assumed the prestigious post of organist at the Marienkirche in his hometown of Lübeck, remaining in the position until his death 26 years later at the age of about 56. When Tunder died, his post was taken over by Dietrich Buxtehude, who also married one of Tunder's daughters, following a custom common among successor organists in seventeenth century Germany.

While Tunder's surviving output is modest, it is nonetheless potent -- 15 works for organ, including chorale settings and preludes, an orchestral sinfonia that once belonged to a motet (now lost), and 17 vocal "concertos" that are classified under the general heading of "Abendmusiken." It is this last group of works that represents Tunder's most important accomplishment. In 1646, Tunder, at his own expense, mounted the earliest known series of public concerts held in Germany. Given in the evening, the series originally began merely as concerts of organ music held in the Marienkirche, but ultimately Tunder added singers and a small band of violins to the group, bringing about the form of "abendmusic" -- evening music. Scored for solo voices and a small orchestra with organ, the texts for the concerti, in Latin and German, are all sacred, yet none of these pieces was appropriate for use in church services. They were composed merely to entertain a population with rather pious tastes.

Buxtehude would continue abendmusic format after Tunder's death and raise it to such a high artistic standard that he is often misidentified as the originator of this style. However, Franz Tunder was there first, and his remaining music exemplifies the initiation of the basic North German Baroque style that in a few generations would lead to Johann Sebastian Bach, rooted in the sturdy tunes of Reformation hymnals, yet seasoned with an Italian flavoring and approach to instrumentation. Read less
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    Music in Germany from Schutz to Bach / Lejeune
    Label: Ricercar   Catalog: 109 Release Date: 11/17/2017   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Martin Luther,  Michael Altenburg,  Michael Praetorius,  Johann Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Guy de Mey,  Agnès Mellon,  Greta de Reyghere,  Stéphane Van Dijck  ... 
    Conductor:  Lionel Meunier,  Denis Menier,  Philippe Pierlot,  Erik Van Nevel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis,  Choeur de Chambre de Namur Choir,  Ricercar Consort  ... 
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    In dulci jubilo / Hillier, Theatre of Voices
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 6220661 Release Date: 10/20/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heinrich Scheidemann,  Christian Geist,  Johann Christoph Bach,  Dietrich Buxtehude  ... 
    Performer:  Allan Rasmussen,  Jesenka Balic Zunic,  Fredrik From,  Else Torp  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier,  Paul Hilliard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
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    Vivarte Collection, Vol. 2
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 2367 Release Date: 11/18/2016   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Markus Schäfer,  Jonas Will,  Johannes Pohl,  Harry Van der Kamp  ... 
    Conductor:  Konrad Ruhland,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Frieder Bernius,  Bruno Weil  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Niederaltaich Scholars,  Tölz Boys Choir,  Baroque Orchestra  ... 
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    Luther und die Musik
    Label: Christophorus   Catalog: 77403 Release Date: 09/30/2016   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Petrus Roselli,  Anonymous,  Johannes Hesdimois,  Josquin Des Préz  ... 
    Performer:  Franz Vitzthum,  Julian Behr,  Margit SchultheiB,  Marion E. Herbst  ... 
    Conductor:  Alessandro Quarta,  Arno Paduch,  Wilfried Rombach,  Bernhard Klebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Romano,  Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble,  Musica Antiqua Vienna  ... 
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    Tunder: Complete Organ Music / Cardi
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94901 Release Date: 05/27/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Tunder
    Performer:  Emanuele Cardi
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    Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings (1959-1981)
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002490502 Release Date: 05/20/2016   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Pierre Vachon,  Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Stader,  Hedwig Bilgram,  Hertha Töpper,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Richter,  August Wenzinger,  Karl Ristenpart,  Robert Stehli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir,  Loewenguth String Quartet  ... 
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    Buxtehude & His Circle / Hillier, Theatre of Voices
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 6220634 Release Date: 04/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christian Geist,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Nicolaus Bruhns,  Franz Tunder  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
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    Dass Sich Wunder Alle Welt: Lieder Zum Advent
    Label: Christophorus   Catalog: 77387 Release Date: 10/30/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Rosenmüller,  Anonymous,  Lukas Osiander,  Balthasar Resinarius  ... 
    Performer:  Miriam Feuersinger,  Daniel Schreiber,  Evelyn Laib
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Escapades (Ensemble)
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    Abendmusik: Cantatas For Solo Bass
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 95033 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Christoph Bach,  Franz Tunder,  Johann Schop,  Nicolaus Bruhns  ... 
    Performer:  Mauro [Baritone Vocal] Borgioni
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Hermans
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    Label: Vanitas   Catalog: 3 Release Date: 07/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Giovanni Battista Fontana,  Georg Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Pavel Amilcar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Divina Mysteria
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    Hasse, Tunder, Buxtehude
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1411 Release Date: 03/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Hasse,  Franz Tunder,  Dietrich Buxtehude
    Performer:  Johannes Unger,  Thomas Bender,  Tobias Hunger,  Peter Stoldt  ... 
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    Das Treffen In Teltge Oder Dient Die Poeterey Der Musik
    Label: Dreyer-gaido   Catalog: DGCD21089 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Spoken Word,  Michael Praetorius,  Arnold von Bruck,  Franz Tunder  ... 
    Performer:  Minsub [Tenor Vocal] Hong,  Katharina Hohlfeld
    Conductor:  Risto Joost
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella de la Torre
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    Franz Tunder: Vocal And Organ Music
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1407 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Tunder
    Performer:  Arvid Gast
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Dolcezza
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    A German Soul - Devotional Music From 17th-century Hamburg / Frigole, Ensemble Meridien
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94717 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Rosenmüller,  Heinrich Scheidemann,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Tunder  ... 
    Performer:  Juan de la Rubia,  Laia Frigole
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Meridien
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    Meine Seels - German Sacred Music / White, Weimann, Tempo Rubato
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22668 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Tunder,  Philipp Heinrich Erlebach,  Johann Rosenmüller  ... 
    Performer:  Matthew [Countertenor Vocal] White
    Conductor:  Alexander Weimann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tempo Rubato
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    Organ of the Stadtkirche St Marien Celle / Brett Leighton
    Label: Musica Omnia   Catalog: 405 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Matthias Weckmann,  Jacob Praetorius,  Heinrich Scheidemann  ... 
    Performer:  Brett Leighton
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    Mein Herz Ist Bereit / Gotthold Schwarz, Hauke Ramm
    Label: Rondeau Productions   Catalog: 6059 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Nicolaus Bruhns,  Georg Böhm,  Franz Tunder  ... 
    Performer:  Hauke Ramm,  Gotthold Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
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    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Sings Baroque Arias
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 94218 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Tunder,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Nicolaus Bruhns  ... 
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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    Label: Raum Klang   Catalog: 31010 Release Date: 08/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kaspar Förster,  Johann Melchior Gletle,  Antonio Bertali,  Johann Wilhelm Furchheim  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolf Matthias Friedrich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cornets Noirs
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    Die Orgeln Der Marienkirche Zu Lubeck
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1122 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Franz Tunder,  Jean-François Dandrieu,  Recorded Sound  ... 
    Performer:  Johannes Unger
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    Mein Herz Ist Bereit / Peter Kooij, Cordarte
    Label: Pan Classics   Catalog: 10211 Release Date: 01/01/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Tunder,  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer,  Johann Rosenmüller,  Johann Pachelbel  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Kooy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cordearte
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    Ein Lammlein: 17th-century German Passion Music / The Teares Of The Muses
    Label: Cd Baby   Catalog: 50160030 Release Date: 10/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Capricornus,  Johann Hermann Schein,  David Funck,  Samuel Scheidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Margaret Panofsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teares Of The Muses
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  • 23.
    Reformation & Counter-reformation
    Label: Ricercar   Catalog: 101 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Johann Friedrich Doles,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Georg Böhm,  Johann Christoph Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle,  Stephan Van Dyck,  Marius Van Altena,  Patrick Van Goethem  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  Philippe Pierlot
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Choir,  Ricercar Consort,  La Fenice
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    Die Norddeutsche Orgelkunst, Vol. 1: Lubeck
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 3201624 Release Date: 10/05/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Recorded Sound,  Franz Tunder,  Peter Hasse,  Dietrich Buxtehude  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Rost
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    Harmoniae Sacrae / L'Armonia Sonora
    Label: Ramee   Catalog: 905 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Tunder,  Johann Valentin Meder,  Matthias Weckmann,  Heinrich Ignaz Biber  ... 
    Performer:  Hana Blazikova,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Mieneke Van der Velden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Armonia Sonora
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