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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #180 on: January 17, 2016, 05:49:56 AM »
I have 3 separate discs (supposedly Volumes 1,3,5) of Buxtehude organ music with Jean Ablitzer. Was that series ever completed? Amazon does list 5 Vols. but most are unavaiblable (and all are expensive).
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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #181 on: January 17, 2016, 06:11:12 AM »
I have 3 separate discs (supposedly Volumes 1,3,5) of Buxtehude organ music with Jean Ablitzer. Was that series ever completed? Amazon does list 5 Vols. but most are unavaiblable (and all are expensive).

Yes, it was completed, and the final (sixth) CD was, as far as I know, never released, but it can be acquired (downloaded) here:

http://harmonicclassics.com/album/H_CD_9036/
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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #182 on: January 17, 2016, 06:12:23 AM »
 
I have 3 separate discs (supposedly Volumes 1,3,5) of Buxtehude organ music with Jean Ablitzer. Was that series ever completed? Amazon does list 5 Vols. but most are unavaiblable (and all are expensive).

This shows volume 6, plus what appears to be a separate piece, plus something that looks like it's the complete set.

http://harmonicclassics.com/albums/ORGUE/
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« Reply #183 on: January 17, 2016, 06:18:19 AM »
About Buxtehude: it was just a mistake of mine. Seeing that utterly clean interpretation on YouTube, I thought it came from a commercial recording.

And it is indeed a clean interpretation, reminding me a bit of Walter Kraft, but less passionate and a bit dragging in the concluding fugue.

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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #184 on: January 17, 2016, 06:29:01 AM »
thanks, I actually remember now that when I bought those discs maybe 5 years ago the series was going oop and someone pointed out to the download option for the last disc. Back then I was not so fond of organ music so 3 discs seemed sufficient for an overview. (I had the Spang-Hansen on my list forever without ever getting around to buy it, despite it usually being cheap...)
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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #185 on: January 17, 2016, 06:32:20 AM »
And it is indeed a clean interpretation, reminding me a bit of Walter Kraft, but less passionate and a bit dragging in the concluding fugue.

Yes, they share certain, I'd say, friendly asceticism, if this means something; very uplifting and more friendly in Stockmeier than in Kraft.
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« Reply #186 on: January 17, 2016, 06:37:48 AM »
thanks, I actually remember now that when I bought those discs maybe 5 years ago the series was going oop and someone pointed out to the download option for the last disc.

I recall Que, a big Ablitzer's fan, avidly searching for the last volume of this series some years ago...
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« Reply #187 on: January 17, 2016, 07:11:14 AM »
Yes, they share certain, I'd say, friendly asceticism, if this means something; very uplifting and more friendly in Stockmeier than in Kraft.

Surely, but I find Kraft the more Buxtehude-idiomatic of the two.
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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #188 on: January 17, 2016, 07:13:51 AM »
I'm mildly Buxtehude-curious now, simply because I stumbled across his church in Helsingør. They had CDs for sale at the church, not surprisingly, but I didn't purchase one at the time.

I was really there to visit Hamlet's castle...
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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #189 on: January 17, 2016, 08:08:39 AM »
I have 3 separate discs (supposedly Volumes 1,3,5) of Buxtehude organ music with Jean Ablitzer. Was that series ever completed? Amazon does list 5 Vols. but most are unavaiblable (and all are expensive).


This shows volume 6, plus what appears to be a separate piece, plus something that looks like it's the complete set.

http://harmonicclassics.com/albums/ORGUE/

I recall Que, a big Ablitzer's fan, avidly searching for the last volume of this series some years ago...

I am definitely an Ablitzer fan, his Buxtehude is some of the best he did. Still my first choice, pity that it is not available as a set.
Volume 6, which completes the series, was recorded but never issued. I ordered my copy per email from the website premont mentioned as a CD-R with a colour printed booklet.

So have been a happy camper witb a complete Ablitzer cycle for many years now.  :)

Has Koopman any fans, I wonder? ::)

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Re: Buxtehude organ works
« Reply #190 on: January 17, 2016, 09:53:01 AM »


Has Koopman any fans, I wonder? ::)

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Yes for the two volumes of harpsichord music, esp v2. Playful and flashy, twinkle in the eye. If you like Koopman's  Sweelink you'll appreciate his harpsichord Buxtehude.

And there's one of the organ volumes which collects together earlier pieces by Bux, before he was 50.  The organ is fabulous, and the style seemed just right, straightforward and virtuosic. Maybe not the greatest music (though the famous Passacaglia is in there.)
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« Reply #191 on: January 17, 2016, 10:35:03 AM »
Yes for the two volumes of harpsichord music, esp v2. Playful and flashy, twinkle in the eye. If you like Koopman's  Sweelink you'll appreciate his harpsichord Buxtehude.

Koopman does considerably more for me in the harpsichord works than in the organ works. Could it be because the competition is less strong?

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And there's one of the organ volumes which collects together earlier pieces by Bux, before he was 50.  The organ is fabulous, and the style seemed just right, straightforward and virtuosic. Maybe not the greatest music (though the famous Passacaglia is in there.)

Vol.2 ? Or do you think of the single Novalis recording on the Norden organ?

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« Reply #192 on: January 17, 2016, 10:53:51 AM »


Vol.2 ?

Yes Vol 2 on the wonderful Wilde/Schnitger, Lüdingworth
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« Reply #193 on: January 17, 2016, 01:05:10 PM »
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Koopman does considerably more for me in the harpsichord works than in the organ works. Could it be because the competition is less strong?



I think that if I had to choose between Alessandrini and Koopman, I'd probably choose Alessandrini, just because I like expressive rapt music making.
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« Reply #194 on: January 17, 2016, 02:51:59 PM »
I think that if I had to choose between Alessandrini and Koopman, I'd probably choose Alessandrini, just because I like expressive rapt music making.

I too, and I would also generally choose Stella before Koopman.

My statement that Koopman does more for me in the harpsichord works, was ment to reflex how little he does for me in the organ works, except maybe in vol. 2, which I do not recall separately now. Well, a relisten is needed.
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« Reply #195 on: January 17, 2016, 02:59:37 PM »
I'm mildly Buxtehude-curious now, simply because I stumbled across his church in Helsingør. They had CDs for sale at the church, not surprisingly, but I didn't purchase one at the time.

I was really there to visit Hamlet's castle...

The organ of Mariakirken, Helsingør has been used for several recordings, first and foremost for music by Buxtehude of course.

This thread contains many recommendations concerning his organ music. My suggestions for a relative newcomer to Buxtehude are Ulrik Spang-Hanssen's set of 6 CDs. They can be had very cheap.
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« Reply #196 on: January 17, 2016, 03:11:41 PM »
The organ of Mariakirken, Helsingør has been used for several recordings, first and foremost for music by Buxtehude of course.

This thread contains many recommendations concerning his organ music. My suggestions for a relative newcomer to Buxtehude are Ulrik Spang-Hanssen's set of 6 CDs. They can be had very cheap.

Yes, thanks, that is who I will probably get.
But I intend to let the current pile of unheard CDs diminish a bit more.

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« Reply #197 on: January 17, 2016, 03:13:39 PM »
I have the Spang-Hanssen, and can vouch for it, as well.
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« Reply #198 on: January 17, 2016, 03:41:18 PM »
She is reliable, solid but not stodgy, a bit safe in the approach. Interesting organs. Recorded sound very good.


I'll just add that Bryndorf's performances are quite majestic and celebratory; those who prefer a solemn approach to the chorales are advised to look elsewhere.


Thanks for all the feedback. I found the box in store for a pretty remarkable price. I'm currently listening to Disc 1.

"Solid" and "Majestic" are, I think, good descriptions.

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« Reply #199 on: January 17, 2016, 03:46:57 PM »
But I intend to let the current pile of unheard CDs diminish a bit more.

Wise decision.

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