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Bach: Great Organ Works / Helmut Walcha


Release Date: 07/15/1997 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 453064   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Walcha's...carefully calculated interpretations create a genuine sense of organic unity and a deeply musical sense of line and phrase, which gains from felicitous registration using highly suitable organs, splendidly recorded." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs "...Walcha's...carefully calculated interpretations create a genuine sense of organic unity and a deeply musical sense of line and phrase, which gains from felicitous registration using highly suitable organs, splendidly recorded." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
2. Fantasie in G major, BWV 572 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
3. Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor, BWV 527 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
4. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 769 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
5. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
6. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 2, Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BWV 646 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
7. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 3, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
8. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 4, Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
9. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 5, Ach bleib' bei uns, BWV 649 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
10. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1971 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
11. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1956 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
12. Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
13. Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
14. Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1970 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
15. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1970 
Venue:  St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg, Germany 
16. Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands 

Sound Samples

Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata
Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565: Fugue
Toccata (Prelude) and Fugue in F, BWV 540: 1. Toccata
Toccata (Prelude) and Fugue in F, BWV 540: 2. Fugue
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian": 1. Prelude (Toccata)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian": 2. Fuga
Prelude (Fantasy) And Fugue In G Minor, BWV 542: 1. Fantasy
Prelude (Fantasy) And Fugue In G Minor, BWV 542: 2. Fugue
Fantasia in G, BWV 572
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582: Passacaglia
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 552: 1. Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 552: 2. Fugue
Sonata No.3 in D minor, BWV 527: 1. Andante
Sonata No.3 in D minor, BWV 527: 2. Adagio e dolce
Sonata No.3 in D minor, BWV 527: 3. Vivace
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769: Variatio 1: Nel canone all'ottava
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769: Variatio 2: Alio modo, nel canone alla quinta
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769: Variatio 3: Canone alla settima
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769: Variatio 4: Per augementationem. nel canone all'ottava
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769: Variatio 5: L'altra sorte del canone al rovescio: 1) alla sesta, 2) alla terza, 3) alla seconda e 4) alla nona
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646
Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647
Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650

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