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Bach: Toccaten & Fantasien Fur Orgel / Bernard Foccroulle


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 276   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording presents several of J.S. Bach's most famous organ works as well as various chorale preludes. The majority of these pieces demonstrate the influence of the North German school and of Buxtehude and Reinken in particular, although how this is done depends very much on whether the piece concerned is a chorale prelude or one of the larger free-form works. Until recently the opening bars of Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält were all that we knew of the score, given that a fair copy came to light in a public auction only in March 2008... This recording presents several of J.S. Bach's most famous organ works as well as various chorale preludes. The majority of these pieces demonstrate the influence of the North German school and of Buxtehude and Reinken in particular, although how this is done depends very much on whether the piece concerned is a chorale prelude or one of the larger free-form works. Until recently the opening bars of Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält were all that we knew of the score, given that a fair copy came to light in a public auction only in March 2008... Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 1128 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1710; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
4.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 718 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
7.
Fantasie in G major, BWV 572 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
8.
Fantasia super Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 735 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernard Foccroulle (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 

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