from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Buxtehude, Dietrich 1637-1707. Swedish-born organist and composer in Germany. His concerts attracted a wide audience, including Handel and Bach.


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  • Saying that Buxtehude is more harmonically adventurous than Bach is a bit of a non sequitur; like saying what the -?

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  • Buxtehude is rather like Winston Churchill in 1912 or so — obviously talented, impatiently forward-looking, but lacking access to a stage on which his talents can fully flourish.

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  • Buxtehude is one of those radical composers who always seem to flourish just before a historical consolidation — think of C.P.E. Bach, or Carl Maria von Weber, or George Antheil.

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  • It's like, I'm sure my life would be better if I ate only dandelion greens and listened to Buxtehude (if only I could toss off the word "Buxtehude" in casual conversation, which is (a) very erudite and (b) really fun to say), but right now I'd like to eat pork chops and watch "Glee."

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  • In honor of the birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the institution's beloved patron of music, members of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra performed music of Bach and his lesser-known contemporaries Dietrich Buxtehude, Franz Tunder and Andreas Kirchoff.

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  • J.S. Bach may not have been the first keyboardist to couple a prelude with a fugue (Buxtehude beat him by several decades), but his series of Preludes and Fugues that form the Well-Tempered Clavier became a nearly continuous source of inspiration for countless composers who followed.

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  • Did we really have to sing the Messiah again when the literature also had Buxtehude for Easter?

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  • Baroque and neo-Baroque music by Buxtehude, Bach, Hugo Distler

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