Bach, J S: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

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JS Bach: Toccatas and Fugues

JS Bach: Toccatas and Fugues

CD Catalogue 2016


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV538 'Dorian'

Couperin Aria in F major, BWV587

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great'

Trio in D minor, BWV583

Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV540


André Isoir (organ Gerhard Grenzig, Saint-Cyprien en Périgor)

Bach is frequently represented in the guise of the 'old' Cantor of Leipzig, as we know from his famous portrait. But the majority of his organ works date from his youth, already clearly showing his genius. These pieces have a cool character, invention and lyricism that make them particularly endearing. Except for a few cantatas, they were written for organ or harpsichord, which were to remain throughout his life his favourite instruments, and those which he played himself as a great virtuoso.

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La Dolce Volta - LDV201

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Leopold Stokowski: The Art of Orchestral Transcription

Leopold Stokowski: The Art of Orchestral Transcription


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Buxtehude:

Sarabande and Courante

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Byrd:

Pavane and Gigue

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Chopin:

Marche Funebre, Op. 72 No. 2

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Patrick Addinall (trumpet)

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Ippolitov-Ivanov:

In the Manger

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Mozart:

Turkish March

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Shostakovich:

United Nations March

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Sousa:

The Stars and Stripes Forever

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski


Matthias Bamert’s distinguished conducting career includes a strong recording relationship with the BBC Philharmonic on Chandos, with famous series ranging from Korngold to Dohnányi.

One is Stokowski’s transcriptions, the greatest of which are gathered on this album. This homage is an inspiring and original musical journey through the most popular pieces of classical music, such as

Mozart’s ‘Turkish March’, Chopin’s ‘Marche funèbre’, and Mussorgsky’s ‘A Night on the Bare Mountain’.

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Chandos - CHAN10900

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Stokowski: Transcriptions

Stokowski: Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Boccherini:

Minuet in A major from String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5, G275

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Stokowski:

Traditional Slavic Christmas Music

Tchaikovsky:

Solitude ('Again, as before, alone'), Op. 73 No. 6

Wagner:

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

all tracks arr. Stokowski


Leopold Stokowski was both one of the twentieth century’s greatest conductors and an inveterate orchestral arranger. This compendium features a colourful selection of his transcriptions, which received the highest praise when first released in a series played by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the distinguished baton of José Serebrier, one-time Associate Conductor to Stokowski himself.

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Naxos - 8578305

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Katt - Organ Works

Katt - Organ Works

Recorded At The St Willibrord Basilica In Echternach, Luxembourg, August 2829, 2015


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Toccata in D minor, BWV538/1 'Dorian'

Chroboková:

Slavkof

Bogorodice Djevo

Variations on Veni Sancte Spiritus

Messiaen:

Priere apres la Communion

Messe de la Pentecote: Communion et Sortie

Pärt:

trivium

Pari intervallo


Katerina Chroboková (organ)

KATT – a story of the organ and voice, a story of seeking one’s own path.

This is a story. It begins in a faintly familiar manner, yet after a while it takes you to never-thought-of regions where, besides the organ, Pärt’s “spiritual minimalism” and Messiaen’s heavenly birdsong, you encounter – unexpectedly and persistently – the human voice, in its full emotionality and tenderness. KATT is an element tearing down walls, including those between genres. Study at prestigious schools (the Schola Cantorum Basel among them) and collaboration with outstanding orchestras (Anima Eterna, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, etc.) have led her to masterful performance of music ranging from Bach to young composers of her generation.

Her intuition and fascination with the sonic potentialities of the organ (particularly the incredible plethora of delicate timbres and tinges!) have led her even further – to creating her own pieces and, ultimately, to employing her own voice. She draws inspiration from the songs of the earliest Christian traditions, from sacral architecture, as well as the atmosphere of the moment. You may choose to listen attentively to the pieces by Bach, Messiaen and Pärt, splendidly and singularly performed on the wonderful four-manual organ of the Basilica in Echternach, Luxembourg’s oldest town. Or you may choose also to accept the invitation to immerse yourself in a story and witness a fascinating quest.

“Katt comes across as a remarkably strait-laced organist, delivering Bach’s BWV565 Toccata with beautifully crisp articulation and a minimum of effect, especially in a fugue where echo effects are decidedly subtle” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

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Organ Spectacular!

Organ Spectacular!

Ashley Grote plays the Organ of Norwich Cathedral


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Boëllmann:

Suite gothique, Op. 25

Grote:

Prelude on 'Cross of Jesus'

Karg-Elert:

Nun danket alle Gott, marche triomphale, Op. 65 No. 59

Lefebure-Wely:

Andante. Choeur de voix humaines (Méditations religieuses)

Vaughan Williams:

Prelude on 'Rhosymedre'

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 6, Carillon de Westminster

Walton:

Crown Imperial

arr. Herbert Murrill

Wesley, S S:

Choral Song & Fugue (from Three Pieces for a Chamber Organ)

Widor:

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1


Ashley Grote (organ)

Just as the title suggests, this is a CD of very popular works for the instrument, played on one of the largest cathedral organs in the UK by Ashley Grote, former assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral and distinguished organ scholar of King’s College, Cambridge.

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Priory - PRCD1153

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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Complete Organ Works Vol. 1


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525

Fantasia in G major, BWV572

Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schübler Chorales'

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV533

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Chorale Prelude BWV712 'In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr'

Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV546


David Goode (organ of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge)

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“One thing that immediately leaps out is the use of some quite extensive ornamentation – not merely mordents and so forth, but brillante scalic flourishes leading into cadences...The range of colours Goode draws from the Trinity College Cambridge chapel organ is also impressive...Bach's compositional genius is shown in the best possible light by Goode's thoughtful performances.” David Smith, Presto Classical, 5th February 2016

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Signum - SIGCD800

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JS Bach: Organ Works

JS Bach: Organ Works


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Pastorale in F major, BWV590

Chorale Partita BWV767 'O Gott, du frommer Gott'

Fantasia in G major, BWV572

Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV535

Canonic Variations on the Christmas Hymn 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her', BWV769

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV548 'Wedge'


Masaaki Suzuki (Schnitger/Hinz organ in the Martinikerk, Groningen)

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – as a reviewer in International Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career – at the age of 12! – playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programmes of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc which combines some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV 769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548. The recording was made in Groningen's Martinikerk, with Suzuki performing on the renowned organ, one of the most important and impressive in the Netherlands.

“One of the most versatile of all Bachians, Masaaki Suzuki still manages to spring a surprise with this outstanding recital...From its woody chuff to bright rasp, the instrument is superbly captured here and Suzuki uses it with flair and imagination...both this performance [of Von Himmel Hoch] and that of the pungent Pastorale breathe wioth the best seasonal spirit.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2016 *****

GGramophone Magazine

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BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - January 2016

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Bach Transcriptions

Bach Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

arr. Stokowski

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV537

arr. Elgar

Musical Offering, BWV1079: Ricercar a 3

arr. Webern

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'

arr. Schoenberg

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

arr. Stokowski

Mahler:

Bach Suite


Sony - SK89012

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JS Bach: Organ Works in the St Johanniskirche Lüneburg

JS Bach: Organ Works in the St Johanniskirche Lüneburg


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Chorale Prelude BWV727 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Chorale from Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'

Chorale Prelude BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein'

Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV546

Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'

Chorale Prelude BWV630 'Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn'

Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV544

Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV541

Canzona in D minor, BWV588

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'


Ivan Ronda (organ)

Fugatto - FUG051

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JS Bach: Organ Works Vol. II

JS Bach: Organ Works Vol. II


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Chorale Prelude BWV739 'Wie schön leuchte der Morgenstern'

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564

Fuga sopra il Magnificat 'Meine Seele erhebt den Herren', BWV733

Chorale Prelude BWV662 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'

Chorale Prelude BWV663 'Allein Gott in der höh sei Ehr'

Trio super 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV664

Passacaglia in C minor, BWV582

Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV540


Robert Quinney (Metzler Organ of Trinity College, Cambridge)

Continuing its work with the rising stars of the early music world, CORO is delighted to be releasing its second recording with one of The Sixteen Orchestra’s principal members - organist Robert Quinney.

This new album, which was recorded at Trinity College, Cambridge, on the beautiful Metzler Organ, features a number of virtuosic works from Bach's early years including one of the most famous pieces of organ music in the repertory - the Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565). The disc also includes the Toccata and Fugue in F (BWV 540) and the Passacaglia (BWV 582) - one of Bach’s most well-known and important organ works. Robert Schumann described the variations of the Passacaglia as "intertwined so ingeniously that one can never cease to be amazed."

Robert Quinney is Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. As Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey he played at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011. In addition to his daily work, he maintains a busy freelance schedule as a soloist and ensemble player, and is also Director of Oundle for Organists. His double compact disc The Grand Organ of Westminster Cathedral, recorded in 2004, was Instrumental Disc of the Month in BBC Music, earned a 5-star review in the French journal Diapason, and was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone. His first disc for CORO - J.S. Bach Trio Sonatas for Organ (COR16095) - also received excellent reviews when it was released in October 2011.

“It is an organ of beautifully defined sonorities, well suited to the music. The programme begins with the D minor Toccata and Fugue, to which Quinney brings a remarkable freshness thanks to his flamboyant decorations.” Sunday Times, 4th August 2013

“the most distinctive feature is the way Quinney's authoritative distillation of the music never results in dry, academic essays - while, also, never playing to the gallery with maverick rhetorical effects...Quinney's Bach gets to the heart of the music with refreshing clarity and a communication born of genuine understanding.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013

“Several of Bach's greatest hits for the organ are heard here on an ideal instrument (Trinity College, Cambridge) in sober performances from Robert Quinney.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - Awards Issue 2013

Coro - COR16112

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