Patrick Wedd, Organ
Johannes Voorhut: Domestic Music Scene, 1674
This is the only known likeness of Dietrich Buxtehude. He is to the right of center leaning on his elbow.
Click on the appropriate underlined entries for recital programmes, more information and to hear recorded music.
Learn about Dietrich Buxtehude's life and work.
Important dates in Buxtehude's life.
The Free Imperial city of Lübeck (1641) where Buxtehude lived from 1668 to his death in 1707
Marienkirche in Lübeck (1906) where Buxtehude was organist
On Saturday, July 14, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, at 9:00 pm ($20/$15), les Voix baroques and les Voix humaines under the direction of Christopher Jackson are performing Buxtehude's seven passion cantatas on the parts of Christ's body, Membra Jesu Nostri. Read about the work in Wikipedia and listen to three of the cantatas from the recent recording made by les Voix baroques.
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)
Buxtehude’s organ in the Marienkirche