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Bach: Toccata & Fugue - Famous Organ Music / Molardi


Release Date: 03/25/2016 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95166   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 2CD set presents a selection of the most famous, best-loved organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, ranging from intimate Choralvorspiele, ingenious fugues, a sparkling Concerto transcription to the monumental Toccata & Fugue in D minor and the towering Passacaglia in C minor. Award-winning organist, harpsichordist, conductor and scholar Stefano Molardi is a peerless interpreter, having complete the recording of Bach’s Organ Music for Brilliant Classics (BC 95105). The instruments heard on this album date from Bach’s time (Silbermann, Trost, Thielemann, Hildebrandt) therefore bringing us as close as possible to the sound world of the great Leipzig Cantor and allowing us to hear them as he might have done himself.

Read more Award-winning organist, harpsichordist, conductor and scholar Stefano Molardi is a peerless interpreter, with his ongoing recording of Bach’s Complete Organ Music for Brilliant Classics now into its third volume (BC94981). The instruments heard on this album date from Bach’s time, therefore bringing us as close as possible to the soundworld of the great Leipzig Cantor and allowing us to hear them as he might have done himself.

Booklet includes liner notes and artist biography.
Recorded in 2013 on four historic instruments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
2.
Orgelbüchlein: Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Orgelbüchlein: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Orgelbüchlein: Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Orgelbüchlein: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
7.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Orgelbüchlein: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Concerto for Organ solo in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
11.
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 664 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
12.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
13.
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
14.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
18.
Orgelbüchlein: Hilf Gott, das mir's gelinge, BWV 624 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715-1716; Weimar, Germany 
19.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
20.
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
22.
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stefano Molardi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Germany 

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 My favorite Bach June 7, 2016 By Robert B. (Frederick, MD) See All My Reviews "I am not a musician, but these recordings are magnificent. The recording includes many pieces I have never heard before, and those I am familiar with are here played very well and the recordings are clear and clean." Report Abuse
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