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Dietrich Buxtehude   (1637 - 1707)

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The Baroque master Buxtehude is one of the greatest Danish composers ever. His career was spread over three different regions: Denmark, southern Sweden and northern Germany. But Buxtehude considered himself a Dane. For the last forty years of his life he worked in Lübeck, where he was organist at the large Mariairche; before that, oddly enough, he had been organist in churches of the same name in both Helsingør and Helsingborg. His fame as an organist was very considerable. Bach walked all the way from Arnstadt to Lübeck to study with Buxtehude, and was crucially influenced by his meeting with the older composer, as was Händel. For a long time knowledge of Buxtehude's works was limited to the organ works and his major sacred choral works. Along with other Baroque composers, Buxtehude was "rediscovered" in the mid-nineteenth century, and his organ works were republished as an example of the style current before J.S. Bach. Interest in his chamber music works, however, has only gathered momentum in recent years. In these Buxtehude frolics with great imagination between learned contrapuntal traditions and a freer, more fanciful style. On the whole. Buxtehude's imagination is amazing, and gives his works a lively, improvisational feel. With our present-day fully-rounded picture of Buxtehude's works we can unhesitatingly count him as the greatest composer of the northern European Baroque in the period between Heinrich Schütz and J.S. Bach.

Live Dates

01/09/2016   Custos

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: The Complete Organ Works
"one of the best Buxtehude releases ever"
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22/02/2016   Ouverture Das Klassik-Blog

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Samlede orgelværker
”Bryndorf spielt wirklich bewundernswert, und registriert eher zurückhaltend. Klar strukturiert und gut durchdacht, bringt sie Buxtehudes Musik hervorragend zur Geltung – diese Box bietet ganz eindeutig eine der besten Gesamteinspielungen von Buxtehudes Orgelwerk, die derzeit zu bekommen sind.”
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02/02/2016   RECORDING OF THE MONTH: MusicWeb International

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Samlede orgelværker
"Bryndorf’s playing is excellent throughout. Bryndorf’s tempos are well measured and she effortlessly brings out every nuance of this music. This set has quickly become my preferred set. [...] if it is a set of the complete organ music that you are looking for then this is the one I would choose."
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21/01/2016   Kristeligt Dagblad

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Samlede orgelværker
5/6 Stars

"Bine Bryndorf spiller med en naturlig musikalitet og stilsikkerhed, hvad enten hun tager fat på de store brusende passager eller de stille inderlige sekvenser."
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01/12/2015   Fyns Amts Avis

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: SAMLEDE ORGELVÆRKER
"I årene 2003-2007 indspillede Bine Bryndorf samtlige Buxtehudes orgelværker. Hun valgte udelukkende at spille på orgler i skandinaviske og nordtyske kirker, bl.a. kirker i Helsingør, Helsingborg og Lübeck, hvor komponisten selv virkede som organist. Nu er disse indspilninger blevet samlet i et box-sæt med langt over seks timers musik, fra koralforspil og salmemelodier hen over sprøde chaconner og canzoner til storladne og rigt facetterede præludier og toccataer. Med ekspertens sikre fornemmelse for og indsigt i de enkelte orglers ydeevne, stemmevolumen og registreringsmuligheder tager Bine Bryndorf lytteren med på en rejse dybt ind i Buxtehudes enorme produktion, hvor der er rig lejlighed til at fokusere på både værkgenre og på de muligheder, disse ”instrumenternes dronninger” byder på."
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01/12/2015   JC Klassisk

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Samlede orgelværker
”There is plenty of drama, contrast and excitement” - Og det er netop noget af det, som giver Buxtehudes musik liv
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25/02/2013   WQXR (New York)

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 1
"What started out as a suspect Spanish "walking dance", over the years has evolved into one of classical music's most profound genres."
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01/04/2011   MusicWeb International

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"A compelling programme of wonderful vocal music by Buxtehude"
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22/03/2011   Custos

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Theatre of Voices indfanger på strålende vis Buxtehudes intime tonesprog."
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01/03/2011   Gramophone

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"The superb musicianship of the six voices and seven instrumentalists make this easy to recommend enthusiastically"
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22/02/2011   Klassisk

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
6/6 Stars

"En fenomenal utgivelse, fullstappet av gleder du ikke bør nekte deg."
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28/01/2011   Musikansich.de

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Alle sechs Sänger spüren sensibel der Delikatesse dieser Musik nach."
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26/01/2011   Sydsvenskan

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
4/5 Stars

"En udda men utmärkt inspelning, gjord i Helsingør av ypperliga krafter"
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02/01/2011   Klassik.com

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Sensibel und mit eminenter stilistischer Sicherheit."
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17/12/2010   Classics Today 10/10

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Extraordinary and delightfully surprising ... All of these singers are excellent."
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08/12/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
4/6 Stars

"En fin udgivelse."
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02/12/2010   Berlingske Tidende

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/6 Stars

"Enhver elsker af barokmusik vil sidde som klistret til højtalerne."
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01/12/2010   Audiophile Audition

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/5 Stars

"This is an outstanding release, stirred to great heights by the ever-energetic Paul Hillier and his marvelous Theater"
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01/12/2010   International Record Review

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"The disc celebrates great musicality."
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01/11/2010   Klassisk

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
5/6 Stars

"Buxtehudes vokalværker klinger lyslevende og vedkommende."
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24/10/2010   The Observer

Dietrich Buxtehude: Scandinavian Cantatas
"Of the very highest quality ... Highly recommended."
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19/07/2004   BBC Music Reviews

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"Bine Bryndorf's excellent taste in registration, articulation and sense of musical line really illuminate the music from within ... Highly recommended."
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15/04/2004   Classics Today (10/10)

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"Bryndorf shows herself to be the perfect advocate for and interpreter of these all-too-rarely-heard pieces ... Wonderful!"
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15/02/2004   Organists' Review

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"It is always dangerous to suggest a definitive recording for such an oft-recorded composer as Buxtehude, but Bine Bryndorf's disc must come near the top of the list."
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15/02/2004   Politiken

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"Bine Bryndorf's combination of lightness and energy is unusal and highly appropriate."
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15/02/2004   International Record Review

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"There is a definite value in hearing this music on the instrument associated with Buxtehude."
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15/02/2004   Fono Forum

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"(Dieses] Orgel ist das ideale Vehikel für eine Interpretation, bei der sich eine intelligente Registrierung mit flexiblem und elegantem Spiel glücklich verbindet."
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15/02/2004   MusicWeb International

Dietrich Buxtehude. Organ Works Vol. 2
"Sound quality is exceptional ... The playing is outstanding. I highly recommend this second volume from Bine Bryndorf. "
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15/02/2004   Early Music Review

Dietrich Buxtehude: Organ Works Vol. 2
"Meticulous articulation and superb control of touch. Buy!"
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Discography

The Complete Organ Works
The Complete Organ Works
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.206005 (2015)

Scandinavian Cantatas
Scandinavian Cantatas
Dietrich Buxtehude

SACD 6.220534 (2010)

Grammy-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier in Buxtehude's rare works of his vocal music

Chamber Music Vol. 3
Chamber Music Vol. 3
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.557250 (2008)

The six sonatas without opus numbers conclude a unique series of CDs

Organ Works Vol. 6
Organ Works Vol. 6
Dietrich Buxtehude

SACD 6.220530 (2007)

Conclusion of Bine Bryndorf’s complete Buxtehude series. New reference recording!

Organ Works Vol. 5
Organ Works Vol. 5
Dietrich Buxtehude

SACD 6.220520 (2007)

A tour de force in SACD sound from the Hamburg church Skt. Jacobi, where Buxtehude himself played

Organ Works Vol. 4
Organ Works Vol. 4
Dietrich Buxtehude

SACD 6.220514 (2006)

SACD recording from Stockholm, where the sources for most of Buxtehude’s works are preserved

Chamber Music Vol. 1
Chamber Music Vol. 1
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.557248 (2006)

The imagination bubbles over in Buxtehude’s opus 1 for violin, cello and harpsichord

Chamber Music Vol. 2
Chamber Music Vol. 2
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.557249 (2006)

Seven trio sonatas op. 2, embodying the whole world of the Baroque

Organ Works vol. 3
Organ Works vol. 3
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.226023 (2005)

Buxtehude’s music on his home ground – his own church in Helsingborg

Organ Works Vol. 2
Organ Works Vol. 2
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.226008 (2004)

New reference recording made in Buxtehude’s own church in Helsingør

Organ Works Vol. 1
Organ Works Vol. 1
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.226002 (2003)

Bine Bryndorf launches her definitive series of Buxtehude works on his own organ in Helsingør

Vocal Music Vol. 2
Vocal Music Vol. 2
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.224160 (2001)

Dufay Collective perform sacred cantatas in a concentrated, personal Baroque style

Harpsichord Music Vol. 3
Harpsichord Music Vol. 3
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.224118 (1999)

Harpsichord Music Vol. 2
Harpsichord Music Vol. 2
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.224117 (1999)

Harpsichord Music Vol. 1
Harpsichord Music Vol. 1
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.224116 (1999)

Vocal Music Vol. 1
Vocal Music Vol. 1
Dietrich Buxtehude

CD 8.224062 (1997)

Emma Kirkby shines as the soloist in Buxtehude’s sacred music


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