Annotation

Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637 - 1707) spent his career working as an organist in churches, but was also a prolific composer of secular instrumental music and wrote far more for harpsichord than most composers of his era. Buxtehude’s position in Lübeck and fame as an organist brought him into contact with many of the greatest musicians of his day, and his style demonstrates the variety of musical influences that he was exposed to, particularly from German and Italian repertoire, which he combined to create a unique personal style.

This set of 4 CDs collects together Buxtehude’s complete music for harpsichord, including suites in the popular French style, several works that can be played effectively on both organ and harpsichord (including preludes, fugues, canzonas and choral elaborations), and variations on arias, which showcase the composer’s creativity and ability to compose music in a variety of styles. Among the works featured are two new authentic harpsichord suites, discovered in 2004 and 2005, and the monumental La Capricciosa, one of the largest and most innovative solo keyboard works of the 17th century.

Performed by Simone Stella, who has previously played Buxtehude’s complete organ music in a series of concerts. This collection is a comprehensive overview of the harpsichord music of a composer seen by many as J.S. Bach’s true predecessor.

Other information

- Recording made in 2010
- Harpsichord based on Johannes Ruckers (Antwerp, 1638)
- Booklet notes, written by Simone Stella.

Annotation last modified on 2018-11-18 02:08 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Aria ‘Rofilis’ in D Minor, BuxWV. 248: I. Variatio 1 – Variatio 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:12
2 Suite in G, BuxWV. 240: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:27
3 Suite in G, BuxWV. 240: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:07
4 Suite in G, BuxWV. 240: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:43
5 Suite in G, BuxWV. 240: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:02
6 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 237: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:01
7 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 237: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:36
8 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 237: III. Sarabande I
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:48
9 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 237: IV. Sarabande II
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:50
10 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 237: V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:38
11 Courante in D Minor, BuxWV. Anh. 6
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:41
12 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:40
13 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: II. Double
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:26
14 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: III. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:52
15 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: IV. Double
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:31
16 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: V. Sarabande I
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:25
17 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 234: VI. Sarabande II
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:54
18 Suite in D, BuxWV. 232: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:16
19 Suite in D, BuxWV. 232: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:44
20 Auf meinen lieben Gott in E Minor, BuxWV. 179: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:55
21 Auf meinen lieben Gott in E Minor, BuxWV. 179: II. Double
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:57
22 Auf meinen lieben Gott in E Minor, BuxWV. 179: III. Corrente
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:42
23 Auf meinen lieben Gott in E Minor, BuxWV. 179: IV. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:25
24 Auf meinen lieben Gott in E Minor, BuxWV. 179: V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:45
25 Suite in C, BuxWV. 230: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:21
26 Suite in C, BuxWV. 230: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:52
27 Suite in C, BuxWV. 230: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:44
28 Suite in C, BuxWV. 230: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:43
29 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 242: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:37
30 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 242: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:20
31 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 242: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:54
32 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 242: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:19
33 Canzona in C, BuxWV. 166
Dietrich Buxtehude 4:40
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: I. Variatio 1
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:15
2 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: II. Variatio 2
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:21
3 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: III. Variatio 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:22
4 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: IV. Variatio 4
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:00
5 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: V. Variatio 5
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:05
6 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: VI. Variatio 6
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:18
7 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: VII. Variatio 7
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:50
8 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: VIII. Variatio 8
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:35
9 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: IX. Variatio 9
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:06
10 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: X. Variatio 10
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:55
11 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: XI. Variatio 11
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:14
12 Aria ‘More Palatino’ in C, BuxWV. 247: XII. Variatio 12
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:20
13 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 241: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:47
14 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 241: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:52
15 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 241: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:07
16 Suite in G Minor, BuxWV. 241: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:57
17 Suite in C, BuxWV. 228: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:53
18 Suite in C, BuxWV. 228: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:30
19 Suite in C, BuxWV. 228: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:50
20 Suite in C, BuxWV. 228: IV. Double
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:34
21 Suite in C, BuxWV. 228: V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:40
22 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. Deest: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:46
23 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. Deest: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:49
24 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. Deest: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:21
25 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. Deest: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:10
26 Suite in A, BuxWV. 243: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:46
27 Suite in A, BuxWV. 243: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:48
28 Suite in A, BuxWV. 243: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:18
29 Suite in A, BuxWV. 243: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:00
30 Suite in D Minor (ed. E. Roger, 1710): I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:25
31 Suite in D Minor (ed. E. Roger, 1710): II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:32
32 Suite in D Minor (ed. E. Roger, 1710): III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:22
33 Suite in D Minor (ed. E. Roger, 1710): IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:34
34 Suite in C, BuxWV. 229: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:17
35 Suite in C, BuxWV. 229: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:32
36 Suite in C, BuxWV. 229: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:57
37 Praeludium in G Minor, BuxWV. 163
Dietrich Buxtehude 7:00
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: I. Aria
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:10
2 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: II. Variatio 1
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:28
3 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: III. Variatio 2
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:17
4 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: IV. Variatio 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:10
5 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: V. Variatio 4
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:37
6 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: VI. Variatio 5
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:53
7 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: VII. Variatio 6
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:54
8 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: VIII. Variatio 7
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:59
9 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: IX. Variatio 8
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:35
10 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: X. Variatio 9
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:58
11 Aria in C, BuxWV. 246: XI. Variatio 10
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:23
12 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 235: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:52
13 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 235: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:32
14 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 235: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:28
15 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 235: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:24
16 Aria in A Minor, BuxWV. 249: I. Variatio 1
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:20
17 Aria in A Minor, BuxWV. 249: II. Variatio 2
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:27
18 Aria in A Minor, BuxWV. 249: III. Variatio 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:33
19 Suite in F, BuxWV. 239: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:22
20 Suite in F, BuxWV. 239: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:21
21 Suite in F, BuxWV. 239: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:54
22 Suite in F, BuxWV. 239: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:06
23 Suite in C, BuxWV. 226: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:47
24 Suite in C, BuxWV. 226: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:04
25 Suite in C, BuxWV. 226: III. Sarabande I
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:53
26 Suite in C, BuxWV. 226: IV. Sarabande II
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:58
27 Suite in C, BuxWV. 226: V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:42
28 Canzona in D Minor, BuxWV. 168
Dietrich Buxtehude 4:01
29 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. 244: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:06
30 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. 244: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:05
31 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. 244: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:59
32 Suite in A Minor, BuxWV. 244: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:38
33 Suite in C, BuxWV. 231: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:45
34 Suite in C, BuxWV. 231: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:40
35 Suite in C, BuxWV. 231: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:08
36 Toccata in G, BuxWV. 165
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:44
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: I. Variatio 1
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:50
2 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: II. Variatio 2
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:50
3 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: III. Variatio 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:45
4 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: IV. Variatio 4
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:52
5 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: V. Variatio 5
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:18
6 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: VI. Variatio 6
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:00
7 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: VII. Variatio 7
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:34
8 Courante Zimble in A Minor, BuxWV. 245: VIII. Variatio 8
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:01
9 Suite in F, BuxWV. 238: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:49
10 Suite in F, BuxWV. 238: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:38
11 Suite in F, BuxWV. 238: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:51
12 Suite in F, BuxWV. 238: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:16
13 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 233: I. Allemande d’amour
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:46
14 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 233: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:37
15 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 233: III. Sarabande d’amour
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:16
16 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 233: IV. Sarabande II
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:41
17 Suite in D Minor, BuxWV. 233: V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:17
18 Suite in C, BuxWV. 227: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:58
19 Suite in C, BuxWV. 227: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:12
20 Suite in C, BuxWV. 227: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:00
21 Suite in C, BuxWV. 227: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:42
22 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 236: I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude 3:09
23 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 236: II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:50
24 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 236: III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:10
25 Suite in E Minor, BuxWV. 236: IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:47
26 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: I. Partita 1
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:00
27 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: II. Partita 2
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:02
28 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: III. Partita 3
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:51
29 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: IV. Partita 4
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:40
30 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: V. Partita 5
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:45
31 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: VI. Partita 6
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:34
32 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: VI. Partita 7
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:32
33 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: VIII. Partita 8
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:48
34 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: IX. Partita 9
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:29
35 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: X. Partita 10
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:43
36 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XI. Partita 11
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:48
37 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XII. Partita 12
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:22
38 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XIII. Partita 13
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:54
39 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XIV. Partita 14
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:46
40 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XV. Partita 15
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:02
41 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XVI. Partita 16
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:40
42 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XVII. Partita 17
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:22
43 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XVIII. Partita 18
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:38
44 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XIX.Partita 19
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:36
45 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XX. Partita 20
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:49
46 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXI. Partita 21
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:42
47 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXII. Partita 22
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:41
48 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXIII. Partita 23
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:37
49 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXIV. Partita 24
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:56
50 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXV. Partita 25
Dietrich Buxtehude 2:03
51 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXVI. Partita 26
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:36
52 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXVII. Partita 27
Dietrich Buxtehude 1:03
53 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXVIII. Partita 28
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:32
54 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXIX. Partita 29
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:34
55 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXX. Partita 30
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:34
56 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXXI. Partita 31
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:29
57 Aria ‘La Capricciosa’ Partite diverse sopra una aria d’Inventione in G, BuxWV. 250: XXXII. Partita 32
Dietrich Buxtehude 0:55

Credits

CD 1

harpsichord:
Simone Stella (Italian harpsichordist and organist) (2010) (tracks 1–33)
composer:
Dieterich Buxtehude (composer) (tracks 1–33)
part of:
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV 166) (track 33)
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV 248) (track 1)
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV Anh. 6) (track 11)
part of:
Suite in D, BuxWV. 232 (tracks 18–19)
Suite in C, BuxWV. 230 (tracks 25–28)
Suite in G minor, BuxWV. 242 (tracks 29–32)
Suite in G, BuxWV. 240 (tracks 2–5)
Suite in D minor, BuxWV. 234 (tracks 12–17)
recording of:
Canzona in C major, BuxWV 166 (2010) (track 33)
referred to in medleys:
Sarabande and Courante (Stokowski orchestration) (tracks 22–23)

CD 2

harpsichord:
Simone Stella (Italian harpsichordist and organist) (2010) (tracks 1–37)
composer:
Dieterich Buxtehude (composer) (tracks 1–21, 26–29, 34–37)
part of:
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV 163) (track 37)
part of:
Suite in G minor, BuxWV 241 (tracks 13–16)
Suite in C, BuxWV. 229 (tracks 34–36)
Suite in A, BuxWV. 243 (tracks 26–29)
Suite in C, BuxWV. 228 (tracks 17–21)
recording of:

CD 3

harpsichord:
Simone Stella (Italian harpsichordist and organist) (2010) (tracks 1–36)
composer:
Dieterich Buxtehude (composer) (tracks 1–36)
part of:
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV 165) (track 36)
Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BuxWV 168) (track 28)
part of:
Suite in C, BuxWV. 231 (tracks 33–35)
Suite in A minor, BuxWV. 244 (tracks 29–32)
Suite in C major, BuxWV 226 (tracks 23–27)
Suite in E minor, BuxWV. 235 (tracks 12–15)
Suite in F, BuxWV. 239 (tracks 19–22)
Aria in C, BuxWV. 246 (tracks 1–11)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Toccata in G major, BuxWV 165 (2010) (track 36)

CD 4

harpsichord:
Simone Stella (Italian harpsichordist and organist) (2010) (tracks 1–57)
composer:
Dieterich Buxtehude (composer) (tracks 1–57)
part of:
Suite in C, BuxWV. 227 (tracks 18–21)
Suite in D minor, BuxWV 233 (tracks 13–17)
Suite in E minor, BuxWV. 236 (tracks 22–25)
Suite in F, BuxWV. 238 (tracks 9–12)
partial recording of:
recording of: