Bruhns: Complete Organ Music / Adriano Falcioni / Composer: Nicolaus Bruhns, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Heinrich Scheidemann, Samuel Scheidt, Performer: Adriano Falcioni / Number of Discs: 1. The Bruhns family formed a musical dynasty in 17th-century Germany. Nicholas Bruhns, organist, violinist and viol player, learned organ from Dietrich Buxtehude, who regarded him as a favorite pupil. Bruhns was employed as organist in Copenhagen, where his salary was "unusually" raised to ensure his loyalty. Immensely happy in this post, he remained there until his death in 1697 at just 31 years old. Adriano Falconi enjoys an international reputation and has been a finalist and prize-winner for many organ competitions throughout Europe. He teaches organ at the Conservatory of Sassari and is principal organist of the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Lawrence in Perugia. Brilliant Classics continues it's fascinating survey of Pre-Bachian keyboard music with a new recording of the complete organ works of Nicholas Bruhns. Bruhns, born into a musical dynasty, was organist, violist and violinist in Copenhagen, pupil of the famous Buxtehude, where he remained till his death, only 31 years old. Bruhn's works make full use of the many newly developed possibilities of the organ in his days, and form a splendid display of keyboard (and pedal!) virtuosity, and intricate counterpoint. To complement Bruhns' complete organ works this recording presents other works by Sweelinck (his famous Chromatic Fantasy), Scheidemann, Scheidt and Buxtehude. Adriano Falcioni is one of the foremost organists of this time, winner of many international competitions. He already made several organ recordings for Brilliant Classics (Franck, Muffat, Couperin, Duruflé).