Buxtehude: Seven Sonatas / Purcell Quartet
The Purcell Quartet
Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707): Trio Sonatas (VII Suonate, Op. 1)
Buxtehude’s legacy, for many centuries neglected, has more recently been re-appraised and its importance accepted, not only for the quality of its craftsmanship but also for its undeniable influence on composers such as J.S. Bach. In fact, it is reputed that Bach walked over 200 miles to hear Buxtehude perform on the organ, so extraordinary was his reputation.