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Bach: Leipziger Chorale Bwv 621-667 / Manuel Tomadin


Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94456  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The C minor Passacaglia and Fugue is one of the great masterpieces for the instrument and one which inspired countless responses from composers great and lesser. So it's all the more astonishing to think that Bach wrote it while still a twenty?something hireling in Weimar, where his Kapellmeistership to the Duke ended badly with the composer being clapped in irons for touting his availability for other jobs, frustrated as his ambition was by the restrictions of the position. He had, however, managed to overhaul the organ of the court chapel in 1712–13, by collaborating with an organ?builder friend by the name of Trebs; both men had had plenty of experience upgrading instruments elsewhere, and it showed both in the colourful specification of Read more the new instrument and the music that Bach was thereby able to write for it – none more spectacular than the spectrum of registers which the successive variations of the Passacaglia seem to cry out for. Bach also wrote plenty of 'bread and butter' chorales while in Weimar, of course, and later elaborated them, as was his wont, in Leipzig; here's a rare chance to hear the original versions.

Manuel Tomadin is Young ECHO Organist of the Year 2012, having won the ninth Internationaal Schnitger Orgelconcours during the Orgelfestival Holland in June 2011 in Alkmaar. He was born in 1977 but has already made recordings on various instruments of historical importance; he enjoys a high reputation among the organ fraternity.

OTHER INFORMATION:
* Recorded October 2010, Padova.
* Contains extensive notes (both English and Italian) on the music, together with music examples.
* Contains a biography of the artist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
2. Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend', BWV 655 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
3. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
4. Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
5. O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
6. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
7. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Written: -1732 
8. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
9. Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
10. Komm, heiliger Geist, BWV 652 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
11. Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
12. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 666 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
13. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
14. Fantasia super Komm, heiliger Geist, BWV 651 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
15. Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "Great G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
16. An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
17. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 664 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
18. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 663 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
19. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 662 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 

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