A day or so ago, I mentioned that while taking a road trip, I was looking forward to listening to some of the works of Dietrich Buxtehude. One of my buddies left a comment, Dietrich who?
I responded personally but also thought I might kill two birds with one stone and also have a “Sunday Pipes” flashback.
Here is the “short-version” on Dietrich, who while somewhat obscure to those who are not fans of musical history, is a giant of composition.
Dieterich Buxtehude (German: [ˈdiːtəʁɪç bʊkstəˈhuːdə]; Danish: Diderich, pronounced [ˈtiðəʁek pukstəˈhuːðə]; c. 1637/39 – 9 May 1707) was a Danish-German organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque.
If you want to dig a little deeper, go here: Dietrich Buxtehude Biography
An example of his work from my first installment of Sunday Pipes