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Bach: Organ Works / Helmut Walcha


Release Date: 04/14/1998 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 457704   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Walcha's...carefully calculated interpretations create a genuine sense of organic unity and a deeply musical sense of line and phrase, which gains from felicitous registration using highly suitable organs, splendidly recorded." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs "...Walcha's...carefully calculated interpretations create a genuine sense of organic unity and a deeply musical sense of line and phrase, which gains from felicitous registration using highly suitable organs, splendidly recorded." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
2. Partite sopra Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1700; Lüneburg, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
3. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
4. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 2, Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BWV 646 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
5. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 3, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
6. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 4, Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
7. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 5, Ach bleib' bei uns, BWV 649 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
8. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
9. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 
10. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands 

Sound Samples

Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565: Toccata
Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565: Fugue
Sonata No.1 In E flat, BWV 525: 1. (Allegro moderato)
Sonata No.1 In E flat, BWV 525: 2. Adagio
Sonata No.1 In E flat, BWV 525: 3. Allegro
Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768
Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 552: 1. Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 552: 2. Fugue
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, awake')
Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646
Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647
Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650

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