Johannes Voorhut: Domestic Music Scene, 1674
This painting is thought to contain the only known likeness of Dietrich Buxtehude. He is usually identified as the young man to the right of center leaning on his elbow. Kerala Snyder in her recently published revised biography of Buxtehude suggests rather that he is the young violist on the extreme left.
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Learn about Dietrich Buxtehude's life and work.
Important dates in Buxtehude's life.
Click to read about and listen to Buxtehude's cycle of 7 cantatas, Membra jesu nostri, BuxWV 75.
A different approach to the Prelude in G Minor played on the Rieger organ of the Christuskirche in Munich.
Hear and see Mats Hultkvist play Buxtehude’s Toccata in F Major on the organ of St. Mary’s Church in Helsingborg, Sweden, the birthplace of the composer. At the time of Buxtehude’s birth, Helsingborg was part of Denmark. Buxtehude’s first name was originally spelled "Diderich" in Danish.
Listen to a full hour-long program from Minnesota PBS of Buxtehude's organ music.
Listen to Buxtehude's Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne, BuxWV 137. Follow the score and read a commentary during the piece. (Shockwave required - freedownload)