|Michael Luksa said:|
As a person who has studied and appreciated music for thirty years, I would have to say that Johann Sebastion Bach along with Antonio Vivaldi are my favorites. The music which started my obsession with the power of Bach's pioneering work is without doubt his most recognizable organ piece: Tocatta & Fugue in D Minor.
The CD that I have prepared contains the full uncut version of the eight Praelude & Fugues played in pipe organ and orchestral strings in alternating order,- Praelude & Fugue 6 in (pipe organ) Praelude & Fugue 5 in (strings) and so on.
Although traditionalists may argue that The Well Tempered Clavier II was originally intended for the harpsichord/clavichord,I am a traditionalist on how classical music should be played,-- with feeling and emotion. I have often visualised Bach all alone in a cathederal, standing before a pipe organ portraying his music upon it. I have made every attempt to convey this emotion on this CD and hope that my interpretation of his music befits his inspirational genius. I can truly say that those who appreciate the music of Bach will not be dissapointed.