J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach: Greatest Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Herbert Tachezi
Individual Works:1. Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
2. Preludium and
3. Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552
4. Preludium (Fantasia) and
5. Fugue in g minor, BWV 542
6. Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582
7. Toccata,
8. Adagio and
9. Fugue in C major, BWV 564
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:9031-74780-2
Year Released/Recorded:May 1984 (P) 1985 (C) 1991
Total Playing Time:63'52''
Comments:J.D. Otter said:

A very solid but probably not the best interpretation of these works. I've had this recording for years now and back then mainly bought it because of the Passacaglia which I didn't have a copy of at the time.

Tachezi might give anyone who's unfamiliar with Bach a good introduction to his works. The first thing I heard him playing was "The Art of the Fugue" (which is -not- on this CD) and I immediately fell in love with the work, the registration and the playing. Anyone settled into Bach's works might prefer other performances though.

I'm not sure this recording is still available, they might have done a re-release. I didn't look for it though.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • J.D. Otter
Date First Submitted:06/28/2003