Nothing is More Useless Than Old Music
Donald Macleod explores Buxtehude's final years and legacy.
Donald Macleod explores the final years and legacy of Dieterich Buxtehude. An account from just after Buxtehude's death, in 1707, gives a clue as to the fate that befell much of his music: "Everything that [such] men wrote with so much trouble and work... has not the slightest value now... much of it has gone into the stove, in place of kindling, much has been given to people who can use all sorts of scarps and paper in their shops... for nothing is more useless than old music.".
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