Buxtehude: Bach's Hero

In one of our more intimate configurations, we pay our own tribute to the great and influential master.

Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Dorothee Mields soprano

Nadja Zwiener violin
Tuomo Suni  violin
Jonathan Manson viola da gamba
Christine Sticher violone
William Carter lute

Sonata C major, BuxWV 266
for two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

“Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet” BuxWV 5
Cantata for soprano, two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

Trio sonata Op. 1 No. 6 in d minor, BuxWV 25
for violin, viola da Gamba and harpsichord

“Herr, auf Dich traue ich” BuxWV 35
Cantata for soprano, two violins and continuo

- INTERVAL -

“Gen Himmel zu dem Vater Sein"
sacred concerto for soprano, violin, viola da Gamba and continuo

Trio sonata Op. 2 No 3 in g minor, BuxWV 261
for violin, viola da Gamba and harpsichord

Trio sonata in D major, BuxWV 267
for viola da Gamba, violone and continuo

“O fröhliche Stunden” BuxWV 84
Cantata for soprano, two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

While Bach made his famous 500-mile journey across Germany to hear his hero play the organ, Buxtehude was similarly revered by Handel and Pachelbel. In one of our more intimate configurations, we pay our own tribute to the great and influential master.

Dorothee Mields

"No present-day singer understands German sacred music of the seventeenth century better than the soprano Dorothee Mields and, unsurprisingly therefore, no one sings it better.” - International Record Review, 2013

“It is hard to think of a better specialist German Baroque soprano than Mields at the moment; her flawless tone, awareness of instrumental interplay, delivery of poetry and shapely phrasing provide nothing but undiluted pleasure.” - Gramophone 2013