Cantatas & Sonatas
The work of Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707), which appeared surprisingly not printed during his lifetime, with few exceptions, has survived only thanks to some manuscripts. This doubtless explains why it was totally unknown for a long time and Buxtehude was only gradually, initially rediscovered as an organ composer. Much of his vocal compositions is preserved on-in the Düben Collection in Uppsala University Library. Buxtehude enjoyed his time greatest appreciation and had numerous students. The prestigious position of organist at the Lübeck Marienkirche, he held, just-just as the responsibility he bore for many musical activities in this city, gave him the opportunity to contact the most important musicians of his time. His music is the grand finale of that musical fireworks, which is commonly referred to as "Stylus phantasticus", and just as much to write to the kind of music, as well as the manner in which they perform, refers. The zinc-virtuoso William Dongois and his ensemble "Le Concert Brise" have selected here some outstanding examples of vocal and instrumental music of the composer.