History of the Organ, Vol. 2: From Sweelinck to Bach

Overview

As the title implies, this nonfiction program surveys the history of the organ as a musical instrument over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, as it passed through the hands of such earthshaking composers as Jan Pieterszoon Swielinck, Dietrich Buxtehude, and, ultimately, Johann Sebastian Bach. The film touches on the process necessary to build such an instrument, the evolution of the sound itself, and various pieces of music authored for the organ over the said period. It also includes footage of the ...
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Overview

As the title implies, this nonfiction program surveys the history of the organ as a musical instrument over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, as it passed through the hands of such earthshaking composers as Jan Pieterszoon Swielinck, Dietrich Buxtehude, and, ultimately, Johann Sebastian Bach. The film touches on the process necessary to build such an instrument, the evolution of the sound itself, and various pieces of music authored for the organ over the said period. It also includes footage of the locales in which the earliest-constructed organs now reside.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • UPC: 807280211399
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 81,140

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gustav Leonhardt Participant
Bernard Foccroulle Participant
Hans Heintze Participant
Technical Credits
Nat Lilenstein Director
Johann Sebastian Bach Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of the Organ, Vol. 2: From Sweelinck to Bach
1. Introduction [3:02]
2. Amsterdam [1:53]
3. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: "Variations on 'Engelsche Fortuyn'" [3:49]
4. Dietrich Buxtehude's "Preludes" [6:51]
5. The Schnitger's: Famous Organ Builders [1:52]
6. Bernard Foccroulle About Arp Schnitger [4:59]
7. Matthias Weckmann: "4 Verses From the 'Magnificat Secundi Toni'" [6:15]
8. "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland" [2:28]
9. Dietrich Buxtehude: "Toccata in D Minor" [8:00]
10. The Towering Genius Johann Sebastian Bach [4:16]
11. Hans Heintze Plays Organ Pieces by Bach [10:59]
12. End Credits [:48]
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