Bach: Toccatas and Fugues

Bach: Toccatas and Fugues

by Christopher Herrick
     
 

The great thing about Christopher Herrick's recordings of Bach's mighty organ works is that they capture the music's swing as well as its majesty. The sound of the "King of Instruments" should shake your walls, but you might be surprised how much of it can make you want to shake your posterior, too. Herrick clearly revels in the dancing rhythms as much as he enjoys… See more details below

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The great thing about Christopher Herrick's recordings of Bach's mighty organ works is that they capture the music's swing as well as its majesty. The sound of the "King of Instruments" should shake your walls, but you might be surprised how much of it can make you want to shake your posterior, too. Herrick clearly revels in the dancing rhythms as much as he enjoys pulling out all the stops. This recording brings together Bach's four famous and flamboyant toccatas and fugues -- the one in D minor is certainly the most popular organ work of all time -- as well as the powerfully concentrated Passacaglia in C minor. Herrick has chosen a spectacular instrument from Zofingen, Switzerland, and Hyperion's demonstration-quality recording captures the organ's sumptuous sonority with amazing clarity and presence.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/1992
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571164342
catalogNumber:
66434
Rank:
251889

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Tracks

  1. Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor, BWV 565  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Christopher Herrick  - Cecile Kelly  - Edward Perry  - Samuel Prout
  2. Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue for organ in C major, BWV 564  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Christopher Herrick  - Cecile Kelly  - Edward Perry  - Samuel Prout
  3. Toccata and Fugue for organ in F major, BWV 540  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Christopher Herrick  - Cecile Kelly  - Edward Perry  - Samuel Prout
  4. Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Christopher Herrick  - Cecile Kelly  - Edward Perry  - Samuel Prout
  5. Passacaglia and Fugue for organ in C minor, BWV 582  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Christopher Herrick  - Cecile Kelly  - Edward Perry  - Samuel Prout

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