|Hans Beek||Sketch of Dieterich Buxtehude’s (musical) daily life
Het ORGEL 103 (2007), nr. 4, 13-21 [summary]
is from Carl Julius Milde (1803-1875). He made the picture in 1854.
© Museen für Kunst und Kunstgeschichte fer Hansestadtr Lübeck.
An overview of developments in the life and work of Buxtehude. The framework is
provided by some publications of German authors of the last century,
supplemented by data from more recent publications. Attention is given to
organizational, political, and religious interconnections that influenced
Buxtehude. A glimpse of the daily life of the composer, writer, and performing
musician is provided. Some details which may clarify our view of Buxtehude are
given special attention. The Abendmusiken and the large chorale fantasias of
Buxtehude are also discussed. The author presents his view of a possible origin
for these works.