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Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« on: January 06, 2017, 11:21:01 AM »
There seems not to be a Buxtehude thread -- in any case, it's not working for me. (Either I've been barred from entry for whatever reason, or it's a private thread, or it's corrupted.)




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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 09:20:46 PM »
There seems not to be a Buxtehude thread -- in any case, it's not working for me. (Either I've been barred from entry for whatever reason, or it's a private thread, or it's corrupted.)




The 10 Best Classical Recordings Of 2016 (New Releases)

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 11:45:30 PM »
I created a Tidal playlist with all but the Chandos Ives disc:

https://tidal.com/playlist/fc287634-c142-419e-9f8e-26f0a832fefa

Neat. You find Tidal useful for classical listening? I found it worse than Spotify -- or at least no better... so I abandoned it.

The Spotify Playlist also lacks the Ives, if I remember correctly: https://open.spotify.com/user/sound_advice/playlist/5ZQsbmxKB8OzfcIaLh8E8z

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 11:58:07 PM »
Neat. You find Tidal useful for classical listening? I found it worse than Spotify -- or at least no better... so I abandoned it.

The Spotify Playlist also lacks the Ives, if I remember correctly: https://open.spotify.com/user/sound_advice/playlist/5ZQsbmxKB8OzfcIaLh8E8z

Spotifiy is easier to search.  They have about the same catalog.  I really do not want to subject my delicate snowflake ears to MP3 resolution, so that's why I prefer Tidal.  However, I've canceled Tidal because of cash flow problems.

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 12:13:50 AM »
Spotifiy is easier to search.  They have about the same catalog.  I really do not want to subject my delicate snowflake ears to MP3 resolution, so that's why I prefer Tidal.  However, I've canceled Tidal because of cash flow problems.

Pity that Qobuz isn't available in the US yet.
It wouldn't solve the mp3 problem, but it would help with the cash-flow problem: Do you have access to the Naxos Music Library through some association/library et al.?

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 08:13:29 AM »
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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 06:00:30 PM »

I'm more and more interested in "early" music on the piano. There's very little of it that I can find. I very much enjoy this recording. It's really a pleasure.


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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 10:42:41 AM »
While I want to open up with the fact that I have long had the Ulrik Spang-Hanssen box, and that I like it well, and have no quarrel with it . . . I love my new box:

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
While I want to open up with the fact that I have long had the Ulrik Spang-Hanssen box, and that I like it well, and have no quarrel with it . . . I love my new box:




The next logical step is to explore her Bruhns CD. She displays an even better sense of Stylus Phantasticus there.
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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 05:12:54 PM »
Less than a full page of discussion... is this really it for this legendary composer here on GMG? I am not very familiar with his music, I'd think he deserves better, no?

I just picked up a CD:



Excellent organ music, great sound. Anyone else have this? I'm not a big organ music guy but I am looking to expand my horizons.

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2019, 01:40:05 AM »
All the Naxos Buxtehude discs featuring the violinist John Holloway are well worth investigating.

I especially like this one with an all-star cast but there are 2 or 3 others as well.


Buxtehude : Six Sonatas : Holloway & Co

And of course this wonderful record has been discussed elsewhere, it would be my 'Record of the Year 2019' were it not for the fact it was released very late in 2018.


Buxtehude : Abendmusiken : Vox Luminis

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2019, 02:02:47 AM »
I think there is quite a bit of Buxtehude discussion and recommendations scattered among other threads (general organ or harpsichord and maybe another one to baroque), maybe not easy to find.
I can also recommend one of the chamber discs with Holloway on Naxos (op.2), but this "series" should be rather be credited to Mortensen who also has 3 harpsichord solo discs on Naxos, all of which very good. All of these were originally recorded by Dacapo. And there is another good one with Glen Wilson ("original Naxos"). For chamber music, there is also op.1 with Manfredo Kraemer etc. on harmonia mundi as well as a mixed recital with Goebel on Archiv from the early 1980s.
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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2019, 02:36:34 AM »
Point taken re: Mortensen.  This is another good one:


Buxtehude : Trio Sonatas : La Rêveuse

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2019, 02:57:21 AM »
I think there is quite a bit of Buxtehude discussion and recommendations scattered among other threads (general organ or harpsichord and maybe another one to baroque), maybe not easy to find.
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And this one:

https://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,3769.0.html

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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2019, 03:17:59 AM »
Less than a full page of discussion... is this really it for this legendary composer here on GMG? I am not very familiar with his music, I'd think he deserves better, no?

I just picked up a CD:



Excellent organ music, great sound. Anyone else have this? I'm not a big organ music guy but I am looking to expand my horizons.

I have all the Naxos discs of Buxtehude Organ Music. Great stuff.
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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 03:34:37 AM »
Its cold, wet and really unpleasant outside. We could get some snow, apparently.
So, inspired by this Buxtehude thread, I gave this old friend a spin. "Ein starken Musik", indeed.


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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 05:40:21 AM »
Its cold, wet and really unpleasant outside. We could get some snow, apparently.
So, inspired by this Buxtehude thread, I gave this old friend a spin. "Ein starken Musik", indeed.



Excellent disc, and it was my first Buxtehude 20+ years ago.  0:)
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Re: Buxtehude's Building of Bricks
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2020, 10:41:39 AM »
Bump for Buxtehude.

I've been listening to some of the harpsichord music, by the talented Lars Ulrik Mortensen. A very inventive composer, he must have been a brilliant keyboardist... what's the story about how Bach walked 400km from Arnstadt to Lübeck to see Buxtehude (who was by then nearing the end of his life) play the organ...? Not hard to tell why!

What are some highlights among his vocal music? There's a few discs of his chamber music that I'm also interested in...