Dieterich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)
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Bach's friends, family, and important people in his life
9. Dieterich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)
This important Danish-German organist composed a major part of the standard organ repertoire, his style strongly influencing many composers, including J. S. Bach. In 1705, the 20-year old Bach walked from Arnstadt to Lübeck – some 250 miles - and stayed nearly three months to hear and meet with Buxtehude, “to comprehend one thing and another about his art”.