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Bach - Organ Works

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Masaaki Suzuki
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2111 SACD
EAN 7318599921112
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Aug 2015
Total time 79'26

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – as a reviewer in International Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career – at the age of 12! – playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programmes of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc which combines some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV 769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548. The recording was made in Groningen's Martinikerk, with Suzuki performing on the renowned organ, one of the most important and impressive in the Netherlands.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 8'28
01 Toccata 2'26
02 Fugue 6'02
  Pastorale (Pastorella) in F major, BWV590 12'46
03 [F major] 2'41
04 [C major] 2'42
05 [C minor] 3'02
06 [F major] 4'21
  Partite diverse sopra il Corale ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’, BWV767 15'01
07 Partita I 1'05
08 Partita II (a 2 Clav.) 2'39
09 Partita III 1'15
10 Partita IV 0'49
11 Partita V 1'19
12 Partita VI 1'12
13 Partita VII 1'32
14 Partita VIII 2'11
15 Partita IX (a 2 Clav.) 2'59
16 Fantasia (Pièce d’orgue) in G major, BWV572 8'40
  Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535 7'08
17 Prelude 2'46
18 Fugue 4'22
  Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her’, BWV769 11'23
19 I. Canone all’ Ottava 1'24
20 II. Alio modo in Canone alla Quinta 1'15
21 III. Canone alla Settima 2'24
22 IV. Canon all’ Ottava per augmentationem 3'23
23 V. L’altra sorte del Canone all’ rovescio 2'57
  Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548 14'24
24 Prelude 6'41
25 Fugue 7'43
  Album total 79'26
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
OrganSuzuki, Masaaki

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