Buxtehude, Dietrich

Period: Baroque

Born: c. 1637 in Oldesloe, Denmark

Died: Monday, May 9, 1707 in L├╝beck, Germany

Nation of Origin: Denmark

Major Works:
Organ and choral works
Chamber and orchestral works
Chorale Preludes and other works for the Lutheran Church
More than 20 cantatas including Membra Jesu Nostri

Other Information:
J. S. Bach was sufficiently in awe of Buxtehude to walk 200 miles from Arnstadt to hear Buxtehude play the organ. Buxtehude's organ works and trio sonatas were particularly influential on the music of J. S. Bach.

General Bibliography:
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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