Mount Holyoke Baroque Commemorates Buxtehude

Posted: February 28, 2007

The Mount Holyoke Baroque Ensemble will pay tribute to the 300th anniversary of Dietrich Buxtehude's death in a performance of his music Friday, March 2, at 8 pm in McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall.

Although known primarily as the most famous organist in Germany prior to Bach, Buxtehude was also an imaginative composer whose influence extended from Bach to Brahms and beyond. Works to be performed include Cantata Nun freut euch, ihr Frommen (Cheryl Cobb and Melinda Spratlan, sopranos) and Sonata for Two Violins, Viola da Gamba, and Continuo, (Linda Laderach, violinist, Robert Eisenstein and Kivie Cahn-Lipman, viola da gamba, Larry Schipull, continuo).

Also featured on the program is music by G.P. Telemann--Methodische Sonata and Paris Quartet No. 6 in E minor.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Michèle Scanlon or 413-538-2306.

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