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Dietrich Buxtehude: Harpsichord Works, Vol. 4

Simone Stella

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"Four Stars ... Stella sets well-ordered lucidity above unfettered flamboyance ... he’s an unfailingly intelligent and revealing guide to a body of work that cries out to be better known."
- BBC Music Magazine

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Suite in C Major, BuxWV 230  
1
I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:21
2
II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:52
3
III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:44
4
IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:39
Suite in F Major, BuxWV 238  
5
I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:49
6
II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:38
7
III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:51
8
IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:14
Suite in D Minor, BuxWV 233, "D'amour"  
9
I. Allemande d'amour
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:45
10
II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:37
11
III. Sarabande d'amour
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:16
12
IV. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:41
13
V. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:15
Courant zimble with 8 variations in A Minor, BuxWV 245  
14
Variation 1
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:50
15
Variation 2
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:50
16
Variation 3
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:45
17
Variation 4
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:52
18
Variation 5
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:18
19
Variation 6
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:00
20
Variation 7
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:34
21
Variation 8
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:59
Suite in E Minor, BuxWV 235  
22
I. Allemande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
3:52
23
II. Courante
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:32
24
III. Sarabande
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:28
25
IV. Gigue
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:23
La Capricciosa in G Major, BuxWV 250  
26
Partita 1
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:00
27
Partita 2
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:56
28
Partita 3
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:51
29
Partita 4
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:40
30
Partita 5
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:45
31
Partita 6
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:34
32
Partita 7
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:32
33
Partita 8
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:48
34
Partita 9
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:29
35
Partita 10
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:43
36
Partita 11
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:48
37
Partita 12
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:22
38
Partita 13
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:54
39
Partita 14
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:46
40
Partita 15
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:38
41
Partita 16
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:40
42
Partita 17
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:22
43
Partita 18
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:38
44
Partita 19
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:36
45
Partita 20
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:49
46
Partita 21
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:42
47
Partita 22
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:41
48
Partita 23
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:37
49
Partita 24
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:56
50
Partita 25
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
2:03
51
Partita 26
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:36
52
Partita 27
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
1:03
53
Partita 28
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:32
54
Partita 29
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:34
55
Partita 30
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:34
56
Partita 31
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:29
57
Partita 32
Dietrich Buxtehude; Simone Stella
0:57
Total Playing Time    73:40
"... there is a great deal to admire here. There’s no question that Stella has the proper Buxtehude style, which is to play with irregular meter and with the parts of both hands slightly out of synch much of the time, which creates a weird tension. He also dances and sparkles in several of the allemandes ..."
- Fanfare

Italian musician Simone Stella presents a comprehensive overview of the harpsichord music of Dietrich Buxtehude, a composer seen by many as J.S. Bach’s true predecessor. This is the fourth and final volume in Stella's series of Buxtehude’s complete harpsichord works, including suites in the popular French style, several pieces that can be played effectively on both organ and harpsichord (preludes, fugues, canzonas and choral elaborations) and variations on arias, which showcase the composer’s creativity and ability to write in a variety of styles. Stella has also recorded and performed Buxtehude's complete organ music.
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