Buxtehude: Dein edles Herz, der Liebe Thron - Kantaten by Dieterich Buxtehude. Cantatas. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8319300).
Little is known about Dieterich Buxtehude's life (ca. 1637-1707) and about the circumstances of his work in St. Mary's Church in Lubeck, but on the other hand, more is known about his influence on the musical life of his times. Thus, in 1703 George Frideric Handel and Johann Mattheson, and in the winter of 1705/1706, Johann Sebastian Bach spent time with Buxtehude in Lubeck in order to round offer their training with him in the art of composing and organ playing. Mattheson described him as a 'highly-regarded organist' and Handel was even interested in succeeding Buxtehude in Lubeck. The musicians of Capella Angelica and the Lautten Compagney have approached his vocal work with the elan and joy of discovery. Their search has proved enlightening, yielding chorale melodies, as well as works in the then modern styles of concerto, aria and mixed form.