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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)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
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 

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