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  • March 3, 2013: A Trip to Hear Buxtehude

    February 27, 2013 03:24

    Ciacona in Em Dieterich Buxtehude (1638?-1707)

    Voluntary M. Lithgow (1782-1847)

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    In the autumn of 1705, a 20 year-old Bach requested four weeks’ leave from his church in Arnstadt to travel to Lübeck and learn from the famous Dietrich Buxtehude (then 67 years old), organist of the Marienkirche. He made the 280-mile journey on foot, leaving for ...

  • February 24, 2013: Bach's Prelude in Fm, WTC II

    February 24, 2013 02:18

    Prelude in Fm, Well Tempered Clavier II J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

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    Young J.S.Bach’s career was enjoying a meteoric rise, steadily climbing the corporate/I mean courtly ladder with ever more prestigious posts. Then, when he was 35, Prince Leopold, his employer at the time decided to ‘go take the baths’ for his health and took his musicians with him. Upon their ...

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