Dieterich Buxtehude must have been a very inspiring guy, to quote Ton Koopman. The story goes that Bach walked 300 miles to learn from Buxtehude, and Handel made sure to visit him in Lübeck as well. We'll hear music by Buxtehude, plus two young composers who imitated him: Nikolaus Bruhns and J.S. Bach. We'll also hear from Johann Christian Schieferdecker, who succeeded Buxtehude as organist of St. Mary's, Lübeck.

  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Toccata in d, BuxWV 155. Performed by Arvid Gast, organ.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Jesu, meine Freude, BuxWV 60. Performed by Theatre of Voices.
  • J.S. Bach: Toccata in e minor, BWV 914. Performed by Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord.
  • Nikolaus Bruhns: Muss nicht der Mensch auf dieser Erden. Performed by Cantus Cölln.
  • Johann Christian Schieferdecker: Concert IX in g minor. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik.
  • Nikolaus Bruhns: Praeludium in e minor (small). Performed by Ton Koopman, organ.
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