J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Das Orgelwerk

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmut Walcha
Individual Works:Organ Works not based on chorales,
Organ works based on chorales,
The Art of Fugue
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:419 904-2
Year Released/Recorded:1957
Total Playing Time:13h 29m 50s
Comments:12 CDs, ADD

This is an older recording, but it is my favorite. Helmut Walcha plays as pefectly and beautifully as I can imagine.

The works are played on two organs: The Great Organ of St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands Silbermann Organ in the Church of St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg

Helmut Walcha completed the last fugue from The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 18. Both the unfinished and completed versions are included in this recording.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael A. Lowry
Date First Submitted:07/24/1997