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Bach: Harpsichord Works / Watchorn


Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Musica Omnia   Catalog #: 512  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the latest volume of the complete works for harpsichord, the seven Toccatas (BWV 910-916) and teh large Fantasias, Preludes and Fugues (BWV 903-904, 894, 944) are presented as the culmination of the 17th century Stylus Phantasticus tradition. In this installment the pedal harpsichord is explored as a rich medium for Bach's harpsichord and organ works, its clarity and power bridging the gap between the two instruments. With its rich bass sonority and clarity, the pedal harpsichord comes into its own as an ideal performance medium for many of Bach's greatest works for keyboard. This album marks the first performance of all these works on a pedal harpsichord in over 60 years. In the latest volume of the complete works for harpsichord, the seven Toccatas (BWV 910-916) and teh large Fantasias, Preludes and Fugues (BWV 903-904, 894, 944) are presented as the culmination of the 17th century Stylus Phantasticus tradition. In this installment the pedal harpsichord is explored as a rich medium for Bach's harpsichord and organ works, its clarity and power bridging the gap between the two instruments. With its rich bass sonority and clarity, the pedal harpsichord comes into its own as an ideal performance medium for many of Bach's greatest works for keyboard. This album marks the first performance of all these works on a pedal harpsichord in over 60 years. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata in F sharp minor, BWV 910 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710 ; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
3.
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Toccata in G major, BWV 916 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1710; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Prelude and Fughetta in G major, BWV 902 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
9.
Prelude in G Major, BWV 902a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
10.
Prelude and Fughetta in E minor, BWV 900 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
11.
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
12.
Prelude and Fughetta in F major, BWV 901 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
13.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
14.
Prelude and Fughetta in D minor, BWV 899 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
15.
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
16.
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1714; Germany 
18.
Fantasie in G minor, BWV 917 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
19.
Fugue in C minor, BWV 575 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
20.
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Watchorn (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1714; Germany 

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