Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
A famous German organist and composer.
Buxtehude influenced J. S. Bach,
who mad a two-hundred-mile journey on foot in 1705 from Arnstadt to Lubeck
to hear Buxtehude play. Buxtehude's works included all
the current forms of organ music, much choral music, and a variety of chamber
and harpsichord compositions.