Buxtehude: Organ Music

Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works, Volume 2
Olivier Vernet
Ligia Digital 0104013

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Buxtehude was is one of the most prolific and admired of the German Baroque organ composers. He was the most significant representative of the North German school, and produced a large output in nearly every form.

There are many, many recordings of Buxtehude's organ music. The present choice received the Diapason d'Or in France. Each volume is sold individually as well as in a complete set:

Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works
Olivier Vernet
Ligia Digital 0104025 (5 CDs)

An older complete set of merit, budget priced:

Buxtehude: Organ Works
René Saorgin
Harmonia Mundi 2901484.88 (5 CDs)

More recent series:

Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 1
Christopher Herrick
Hyperion 67666
Buxtehude: Complete Organ Works, vol. 1
Bine Bryndorf
Dacapo 8.226002

And a few individual discs:

Buxtehude: Organ Works
Lena Jacobson
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77455
Buxtehude: L'Oeuvre d'Orgue - I
Michel Chapuis
Valois 4431
Buxtehude: Organ Works
Ton Koopman
Novalis 150048
Buxtehude: Complete Organ Music, Volume 1
Harald Vogel
MD+G 3268

Vogel is a favorite choice of many Buxtehude fans.

Buxtehude also wrote some harpsichord music, although of lesser importance. Some recordings:

Buxtehude: Pièces pour clavecin
Rinaldo Alessandrini
Astrée 8534
Buxtehude: Harpsichord Music
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Kontrapunkt 32069
Buxtehude: Suites and Variations for Harpsichord
Mitzi Meyerson
AS&V Gaudeamus 102

Finally, a few recordings of Buxtehude's chamber music:

Buxtehude: Suonate a due, Vol. I
Ensemble Elseneur
L'Empreinte Digitale 13028
Buxtehude: Abendmusik
Capriccio Stravagante - Skip Sempé
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77300
Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas
Trio Sonnerie
AS&V Gaudeamus 110
Buxtehude: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1
Holloway / Linden / Mortensen
Marco Polo 224003

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Todd M. McComb