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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: Prelude (w/3 Fugues) in C Major for String Quartet

Prelude (w/3 Fugues) in C Major for String Quartet
BuxWV 136
Dieterich Buxtehude

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Composer :Dieterich BuxtehudeBuxtehude, Dieterich (1637 - 1707)
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String Quartet

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Dieterich BuxtehudeMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :C major
Copyright :Public Domain
Dietrich Buxtehude is probably most familiar to modern classical music audiences as the man who inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach to make a lengthy pilgrimage to Lubeck, Buxtehude's place of employment and residence for most of his life, just to hear Buxtehude play the organ. But Buxtehude was a major figure among German Baroque composers in his own right. Though we do not have copies of much of the work that most impressed his contemporaries, Buxtehude nonetheless left behind a body of vocal and instrumental music which is distinguished by its contrapuntal skill, devotional atmosphere, and raw intensity. He helped develop the form of the church cantata, later perfected by Bach, and he was just as famous a virtuoso on the organ.

This Praeludium in C major is a classic seven-section Buxtehude praeludium, consisting of four toccata-like free sections alternating with three fugal imitative sections. The opening free section is the longest of the toccata-like sections, and the interior free sections grow out of the fugues as if the strict imitative counterpoint is decaying into a free chaos that eventually makes some sort of brief riot before another fugue starts again. In this praeludium each of the fugue subjects is thematically related. Each one begins on G', ascends to A', and then drops down to E'. The second fugue embellishes the basic scaffolding of the first fugue with added sixteenth notes, the third fugue embellishes the first with added triplets. For the most part the fugues are in four-voice counterpoint; however, the last fugue also includes a brief moment of five-voice polyphony.

Source: AllMusic ( gan-in-c-major-buxwv-136-mc0002384998).

Although originally created for Organ, I created this Interpretation of the Prelude (w/3 Fugues) in C Major (BuxWV 136) for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2018-05-29

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