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Bach: Clavier-ubung Iii

Bach
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Ramee   Catalog #: 1305   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Clavier-Übung III is considered Johann Sebastian Bach's most important and most complete organ work, containing some of his pieces for the instrument that are the most complex musically and the most demanding technically. Formally, it takes its inspiration from the religious music of the masters of the stile antico. But, at the same time, Bach was an innovator and here incorporated modern Baroque musical forms, such as the chorale à la française and the gallant style. The aim of the collection was manifold: an ideal organ programme; a practical translation of Lutheran doctrine in musical terms for devotional use at church or in the home; a collection of organ music in all possible styles and idioms, old and modern; and a Read more didactic work presenting examples of all possible forms of contrapuntal composition, going well beyond earlier treatises of musical theory. Léon Berben gives us his interpretation, a new and fresh view of this milestone in organ music, using the exceptional sound colours of an organ contemporary with Bach and largely preserved in its original state: the Christoph Treutmann organ in Grauhof (Germany). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 675 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 676 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 677 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11.
Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot, BWV 678 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 679 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
14.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 681 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
15.
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 683 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
17.
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18.
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
19.
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
21.
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 688 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
22.
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 689 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
23.
Duet for Organ in E minor, BWV 802 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
24.
Duet for Organ in F major, BWV 803 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25.
Duet for Organ in G major, BWV 804 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
26.
Duet for Organ in A minor, BWV 805 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Léon Berben (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 10/2013 
Venue:  Collegiate church of Saint George, Grauh 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552, "St. Anne": Prelude
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 675
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 676
Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, BWV 677
Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot, BWV 678
Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 679
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680
Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 683
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Zorn Gottes wandt, BWV 688
Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689
4 Duets, BWV 802-805*: Duet No. 1 in E Minor, BWV 802
4 Duets, BWV 802-805*: Duet No. 2 in F Major, BWV 803
4 Duets, BWV 802-805*: Duet No. 3 in G Major, BWV 804
4 Duets, BWV 802-805*: Duet No. 4 in A Minor, BWV 805
Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552, "St. Anne": Fugue

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