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Bach: The Four Great Toccatas & Fugues / E. Power Biggs


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 42643   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
3.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
4.
Jesu meine Freude, BWV 753 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
5.
Fantasie in G major, BWV 572 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
6.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
7.
Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 

Sound Samples

Toccata
Fugue
Toccata
Fugue
Toccata
Fugue
Toccata
Adagio
Fugue
Chorale Prelude: Wir glauben all' en einen Gott, Schvpfer, BWV 680
Chorale Prelude: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753
Fantasy in G Major, BWV 572

Customer Reviews

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 Greatest Bach Organ  September 11, 2016 By owen r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "I've saved the best for last. Sixty or seventy years ago Biggs was well known (he even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) but, sadly, little known today. Simply put, his performances of Bach's four great Toccatas and Fugues are the best! They were recorded on the four antiphonal organs of the magnificent Cathedral of Freiburg, Germany. The Cathedral is 328 feet long with a six second reverberation time. All four organs can be controlled from a central console. What a fantastique sound; this 1971 analogue recording has not been bettered by any digital competetors. For a mere $9- you can't go wrong on this one." Report Abuse
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