J.S. Bach
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KARL RICHTER: J.S. BACH ORGAN WORKS

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:MARIAN ORGAN BUILT BY KARL JOSEPH RIEPP ( 1710/58) RESTORED BY STEINMEYER IN 1947, AT BENEDICTINE MONASTERY IN OTTOBEUREN, ORGAN BUILT BY ARP SCHNITGER IN IN 1686/88 IN THE LUDGERI-KIRCHE, NORDEN
Soloists:KARL RICHTER
Instrumentation:Organ
Individual Works:FANTASIA BWV 572
TRIO SONATA BWV 527 AND BWV 530
PASTORELLA BWV 590
"DORIAN "TOCCTA AND FUGUE BWV 538
PARTITE DIVERSE SOPRA SEI GEGR*SSET, JESU G*TIG BWV 768
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:TELDEC
Catalog Number:0630 12155-2
Year Released/Recorded:1958
Total Playing Time:CD 1 50'02: CD 2 37'23
Comments:JOSEPHINE TSCHUOR said:

On this occasion of the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian BachÆs death (July 28th) it would be a fitting tribute for both composer and artist that this unique tonal document should be made available on CD. ( At present discontinued) It is a most outstanding recording made in 1958 played by Richter on the Marien Orgel zu Ottobeuren, a year after this famous organ was completely restored by the well known German organ builder Steinmeyer in Oettigen, South Germany. RichterÆs playing is extraordinary - unmatched by any other, even by his own various other recordings on DG Archive. The most important point with organ recordings is the choice of instrument: the perfect playing of the artist is taken for granted. The easiness with which Richter commands the complicated intricacies of the organ is stunning - he reveals to the listener the majesty of this king of instruments. - built by the celebrated organ builder Karl Joseph Riepp (1710-1757) A CD recording would be invaluable for future organ scholars so that they too can experience BachÆs spiritual heritage brought alive by Richter. Recommendation and comments by HANS HIRSCHBERG (organist) London

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • JOSEPHINE TSCHUOR
Date First Submitted:09/01/2000
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