Episode 1: Baroque Era

About this playlist

In the winter of 1705, a 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach walked 260 miles across Germany with the sole intention of hearing the famous organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude. So, why was Bach – a composer today revered by many as the greatest composer ever to have lived – so desperate to hear the music of Dietrich Buxtehude, and why is Bach held in such high esteem anyway? How do the two composers fit into the baroque period at large, and what does baroque music even sound like? All the answers and more await in the first episode of a new podcast series, only on Primephonic.

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Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

About this playlist

In the winter of 1705, a 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach walked 260 miles across Germany with the sole intention of hearing the famous organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude. So, why was Bach – a composer today revered by many as the greatest composer ever to have lived – so desperate to hear the music of Dietrich Buxtehude, and why is Bach held in such high esteem anyway? How do the two composers fit into the baroque period at large, and what does baroque music even sound like? All the answers and more await in the first episode of a new podcast series, only on Primephonic.

Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

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