J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Aux grandes orgues de l'Eglise de la Madeleine de Paris Vol. 2

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jeanne Demessieux
Individual Works:

BWV 540 Toccata et Fugue en fa majeur
Johann Sebastian Bach
BWV 572 Fantaisie en sol majeur (Pièce d'Orgue)
Johann Sebastian Bach
K 546 Adagio et Fugue en ut mineur
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Toccata Médiévale
Edouard Mignan
Jean Berveiller
Te Deum
Jeanne Demessieux
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Festivo
Catalog Number:fecd132
Year Released/Recorded:1958?
Total Playing Time:49'03"
Comments:dan w said:

The F major Toccata is a stunning piece and many organists perform it as fast as they can. Mlle. Demessieux's performance is very taught and glittering but never seems rushed. The fugue that follows is kind of a let down after the toccata, but is played with great sensitivity. The fantasia is also often rushed, but this performances is one of the slower ones I've heard. The recorded sound is excellent for the time (late 50's).

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • dan w
Date First Submitted:06/29/2005