Reger: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 85/4; Chorale Preludes, Op. 67, Nos. 39-52; Prelude and Fugue in G sharp min

Reger: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 85/4; Chorale Preludes, Op. 67, Nos. 39-52; Prelude and Fugue in G sharp min

by Martin Welzel
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Release Date: 10/26/2010
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0747313096077
catalogNumber: 8570960
Rank: 280871

Tracks

  1. Chorale Fantasia for organ ("Freu' dich sehr, o meine Seele"), Op. 30
  2. Preludes and Fugues (4) for organ, Op. 85
  3. Easy Chorale Preludes (52) for organ, Op. 67
  4. Prelude and Fugue for organ in E minor, Op. 85/4

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Reger: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 85/4; Chorale Preludes, Op. 67, Nos. 39-52; Prelude and Fugue in G sharp min 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Martin Welzel literally pulls out all the stops while performing a variety of preludes, fugues, and chorale preludes by Max Reger. I have frequently thought of the organ fugue in its layered complexity as providing a challenging exercise for both man and machine, and Welzel clearly performs an olympic workout on the Johannes Klais Organ in Trier Cathedral. Welzel is able to tastefully blend powerful dynamics, remeniscient of Reger's own era, to the melodic chorales as well as the baroque-influenced, well-metered fugues -- a talent that separates him from other organ workers. The session contains over an hour of organ music with detailed and informative liner notes (both English and German).