Organ Works, Vol. 2
|Main Performer |
|Soloists:||The Amsterdam Baroque Choir|
|Individual Works:||"Schübler" and "Leipziger" prelude-chorales played|
on the organ and the corresponding chorales sung
|Total Playing Time:||145'|
|Related Web Site:||http://www.tonkoopman.nl|
|Comments:||PP: The first version of alternate organ & choir chorales. Ton Koopman plays very brightly, with wide usage of "staccato" and ornamentations; the choir sings with precision and purity.|
BS: An exemplary instrument dating from Bach's day, recorded about as well as I imagine possible with the current medium. His interpretations are, to my ears, totally convincing--his playing is simply infectious; I have many versions of these pieces, but I can't get these to leave me alone! But the single biggest item of note is the singing of the actual German Lutheran hymn before and / or after the prelude. The choir is unbelievable, and one has a much better impression of Bach's genius for knowing what tune he's preludizing. I give it a 10!
|Acknowledgements:||Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:|
- Pierpaolo Penco
- Bil Stachour
|Date First Submitted:||02/16/1996|
|Purchasing:||Suggested Purchasing Sources|
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