Buxtehude - Opera Omnia | Challenge Classics CC72261

Buxtehude - Opera Omnia

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Label: Challenge Classics

Cat No: CC72261

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 30

Release Date: 10th November 2014

Contents

Artists

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Ton Koopman

Artists

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Ton Koopman

About

This 29-CD set and DVD is the first in recorded history to present the complete works of the great early baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude. It is the culmination of a remarkable series of recordings made since 2006 by the early music specialist and President of the International Buxtehude Society, Ton Koopman, along with his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir.

After completing his critically-acclaimed edition of recordings of all of J S Bach’s Cantatas in 2006, Ton Koopman’s endless curiosity in music and performance led him to undertake the task of being the first to record all of the works of the great German Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude. This ground-breaking box set is the result of this amazing undertaking. Ton Koopman celebrated his 70h birthday on 2nd October 2014, and earlier in 2014 he was presented with the prestigious Bach Prize by London’s Royal Academy of Music, for his “remarkable work promoting Bach’s music in the last thirty or so years”.

Dietrich Buxtehude is considered to be the most prominent figure of German Baroque music before Johann Sebastian Bach and the famous anecdote of the 20 year old J S Bach walking 400 kilometres to listen to Buxtehude playing in Lübeck in 1705 gives an immediate idea of the importance of his work.

Buxtehude’s Opera Omnia consists of a large body of compositions including vocal works (cantatas, concertos and arias), organ works, which are performed by Ton Koopman on historical instruments, and chamber music (sonatas and trio sonatas).

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