Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel

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Johann Pachelbel
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German Baroque composer, organist and teacher, who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak (born August 1653, died March 6, 1706, both in Nürnberg (Nuremburg)).

He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.

Pachelbel's music enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime; he had many pupils and his music became a model for the composers of south and central Germany. Today, Pachelbel is best known for the Canon in D, the only canon he wrote - although a true canon at the unison in three parts, it is often regarded more as a passacaglia, and it is in this mode that it has been arranged and transcribed for many different media. In addition to the canon, his most well-known works include the Chaconne in F minor, the Toccata in E minor for organ, and the Hexachordum Apollinis, a set of keyboard variations.

Pachelbel's music was influenced by southern German composers, such as Johann Jakob Froberger and Johann Kaspar Kerll, Italians such as Girolamo Frescobaldi and Alessandro Poglietti, French composers, and the composers of the Nuremberg tradition. He preferred a lucid, uncomplicated contrapuntal style that emphasized melodic and harmonic clarity. His music is less virtuosic and less adventurous harmonically than that of Dieterich Buxtehude, although, like Buxtehude, Pachelbel experimented with different ensembles and instrumental combinations in his chamber music and, most importantly, his vocal music, much of which features exceptionally rich instrumentation. Pachelbel explored many variation forms and associated techniques, which manifest themselves in various diverse pieces, from sacred concertos to harpsichord suites.
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Johann Pachelbel Discography

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SX-202 Walter Supper / Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Johann Ulrich Steigleder, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Nikolaus Bruhns, Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Simon Walter Supper / Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Johann Ulrich Steigleder, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Nikolaus Bruhns, Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Simon - Monuments Of Baroque Organ Music(2xLP, Album, Mono) Renaissance (6) SX-202 US 1952 Sell This Version
SXL 2265, SDD 411 Corelli*, Ricciotti*, Gluck*, Pachelbel*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger*, Bach* Corelli*, Ricciotti*, Gluck*, Pachelbel*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Münchinger*, Bach* - Concerto Grosso No.8 [Christmas Concerto] Decca SXL 2265, SDD 411 UK 1961 Sell This Version
QIM 6334, QIM. 6334 A. Corelli* / A. Vivaldi*, J. Pachelbel* Orchestra "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic"* Diretta Da Wilhelm Schuchter* A. Corelli* / A. Vivaldi*, J. Pachelbel* Orchestra "Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic"* Diretta Da Wilhelm Schuchter* - Concerto Grosso N. 8 (Concerto Di Natale) / Concerto Grosso In Re Minore Op. 3 N. 11 (L'Astro Armonico) / Kanon Und Gigue(LP, Mono) La Voce Del Padrone, La Voce Del Padrone QIM 6334, QIM. 6334 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
EXP 69 Christian Ritter / Johann Pachelbel / Diderik Buxtehude* / J. S. Bach* - Peter Hurford Christian Ritter / Johann Pachelbel / Diderik Buxtehude* / J. S. Bach* - Peter Hurford - Organ Music By Bach And His Predecessors(LP) Oryx EXP 69 UK 1966 Sell This Version
S-6248 Pachelbel* / Helmut Winter (2) Pachelbel* / Helmut Winter (2) - Trebel (Album) Harmonia Mundi France S-6248 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
LPX 11331 Gábor Lehotka, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* Gábor Lehotka, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach*, Daquin* - Baroque Organ Music (LP, Mono) Qualiton LPX 11331 Hungary 1967 Sell This Version
STU 70468 Pachelbel* / Fasch* - Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard Pachelbel* / Fasch* - Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Le Canon De Pachelbel & Deux Suites Pour Cordes / Le Concerto Pour Trompette De Fasch & Deux Symphonies (Album) Erato STU 70468 UK 1968 Sell This Version
921 016 Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Pachelbel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Pachelbel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach - Meisterwerke Des Europäischen Barock (Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 921 016 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
8 20 835 Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel Johann Ludwig Krebs , Johann Pachelbel - Orgelwerke (Album, Comp) ETERNA 8 20 835 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1968 Sell This Version
MB 822 Johann Pachelbel, Jørgen Ernst Hansen Johann Pachelbel, Jørgen Ernst Hansen - Pièces Pour Orgue(LP) Valois MB 822 France 1969 Sell This Version
33Д—024993, 33Д—024994 Frescobaldi* / Pachelbel* / Walther* / Sweelinck* - Leonid Roisman* Frescobaldi* / Pachelbel* / Walther* / Sweelinck* - Leonid Roisman* - Organ Works(LP, Mono) Мелодия, Мелодия 33Д—024993, 33Д—024994 USSR 1969 Sell This Version
8 25 953 Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel, Hans Heintze - Orgelwerke (Hans Heintze An Der Silbermannorgel Zu Reinhardts-Grimma)(LP) ETERNA 8 25 953 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1971 Sell This Version
oes 6917 Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Carlo Ricciotti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Christoph Willibald Gluck - The Baroque Head(LP) Orphic Egg, The Decca Record Company Limited oes 6917 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2544 044 Albinoni*, Rossini*Geminiani*Pachelbel*Ysaye* - Lola Bobesco* Albinoni*, Rossini*Geminiani*Pachelbel*Ysaye* - Lola Bobesco* - Adagio Deutsche Grammophon 2544 044 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
HM 948 Sweelinck* / Scheidt* / Boehm* / Fischer* / Pachelbel* / Scheidemann* / Francis Chapelet Sweelinck* / Scheidt* / Boehm* / Fischer* / Pachelbel* / Scheidemann* / Francis Chapelet - Orgues Des Baleares(LP) Harmonia Mundi France HM 948 France 1973 Sell This Version
XL 171 817, 2530 247 Albinoni* - Pachelbel* - Herbert Von Karajan - Orchestre Philharmonique De Berlin* Albinoni* - Pachelbel* - Herbert Von Karajan - Orchestre Philharmonique De Berlin* - Adagio (Comp) Deutsche Grammophon XL 171 817, 2530 247 Switzerland 1972 Sell This Version
5C 063-02503 Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Bach* - Academy Of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields*, Neville Marriner* Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Bach* - Academy Of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields*, Neville Marriner* - Adagio - Canon - Aria ... La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître 5C 063-02503 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
TV 34069S Purcell*, Pachelbel*, Seixas*, Hotteterre*, Dandrieu* - Elena Polonska, Roger Cotte And Guy Durand Purcell*, Pachelbel*, Seixas*, Hotteterre*, Dandrieu* - Elena Polonska, Roger Cotte And Guy Durand - The Baroque Harp (Album) Turnabout TV 34069S US 1975 Sell This Version
STS5 15441 Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Bononcini* / Purcell*The Richard Hickox Orchestra - Alastair Ross (Organ), Sara Barrington (Oboe), Simon Standage (Violin) - Conducted by Richard Hickox Albinoni* / Pachelbel* / Bononcini* / Purcell*The Richard Hickox Orchestra - Alastair Ross (Organ), Sara Barrington (Oboe), Simon Standage (Violin) - Conducted by Richard Hickox - Adagio - Oboe Concerto / Kanon / Sinfonia Da Chiesa A Quattro / Chacony In G Minor Argo (2) STS5 15441 US 1977 Sell This Version
2535 105 Tommaso Albinoni* / Antonio Vivaldi / Johann Pachelbel / Festival Strings Lucerne / Rudolf Baumgartner Tommaso Albinoni* / Antonio Vivaldi / Johann Pachelbel / Festival Strings Lucerne / Rudolf Baumgartner - The Four Seasons - Adagio - Canon & Gigue (Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 2535 105 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
SUM 1042 Society For Ancient Instruments Brass Ensemble, Hamburger Chamber Orchestra*, Hans-Jürgen Walther, Henry Purcell, Johann Pachelbel, Giuseppe Sammartini, J.Ch.Pezelius (1639-1694), Johann Joachim Quantz Society For Ancient Instruments Brass Ensemble, Hamburger Chamber Orchestra*, Hans-Jürgen Walther, Henry Purcell, Johann Pachelbel, Giuseppe Sammartini, J.Ch.Pezelius (1639-1694), Johann Joachim Quantz - Great Music Of The Baroque Era Vol. 1(LP, Album) CMS Records, Inc. SUM 1042 US 1977 Sell This Version
SAR 7706 Johann Sebastian Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, André Stricker Johann Sebastian Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, André Stricker - J. S Bach, Buwtehude, Pachelbel(LP, Album) Sarastro SAR 7706 France 1977 Sell This Version
RT-206 Handel* / J.S. Bach* / Pachelbel* / Zoltan Rozsnyai Conducting The Philharmonia Hungarica Handel* / J.S. Bach* / Pachelbel* / Zoltan Rozsnyai Conducting The Philharmonia Hungarica - Water Music Suite / Aria From Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 12 / Air For The G String / Canon In D(LP, Album, Ltd) M & K Realtime Records RT-206 US 1978 Sell This Version
LPX 11509 Gábor Lehotka, Sweelinck*, Froberger*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach* Gábor Lehotka, Sweelinck*, Froberger*, Buxtehude*, Pachelbel*, J.S. Bach* - Orgelmusik Der Barockzeit(LP, Mono) Hungaroton LPX 11509 Hungary 1978 Sell This Version
crd 1043 Albinoni* - Lully* - Pachelbel* - Byrd* - Barsanti* / Scottish Baroque Ensemble Albinoni* - Lully* - Pachelbel* - Byrd* - Barsanti* / Scottish Baroque Ensemble - Music For Drumlanrig(LP) CRD Records crd 1043 UK 1978 Sell This Version