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Edition Bachakademie Vol 99 - Organ Sonatas Bwv 525 To 530


Release Date: 07/13/1999 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 92099   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Johannsen’s disc is distinguished by uniformly stylish, immaculately tailored readings of the Trio Sonatas. At the beginning of this decade I found in Herrick’s Hyperion recording what was then, for me, the most persuasive, vivid and compelling performances ever of these sonatas. At the end of a decade during which numerous attempts were made to usurp Herrick’s pre-eminence in these works, he has, at last, met his match. Johannsen has every bit as much verve, spirit and musical persuasiveness, the organ is ideal both for these sparkling performances and the transparency of the musical textures (like Herrick, Johannsen has chosen a glorious Swiss Metzler – this time the 1992 instrument in the municipal church of Stein am Rhein), and Read more Hanssler Classic’s recording has exceptional presence and clarity. What many will prefer is Johannsen’s avoidance of those glissandos and exuberant over-the-top gestures which litter Herrick’s playing."

-- Marc Rochester, Gramophone [6/1999]
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Works on This Recording

1. Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor, BWV 527 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Trio Sonata for Organ no 4 in E minor, BWV 528 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Trio Sonata for Organ no 6 in G major, BWV 530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Trio Sonata for Organ no 2 in C minor, BWV 526 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Completely Satisfied -- Recommended February 21, 2013 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "The six J.S. Bach organ Trio Sonatas presented on this CD are well played and intertaining. The sound is well balanced and full of clarity. Recommended for those interested in Bach's organ works. I'm completely satisfied." Report Abuse
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