|Joel Mercer said:|
The four great cathedral organs at the Munster of Freiburg in South Germany were played simultaneously. Since it was recorded Quadraphonically, listeners with four speakers can actually hear each of the four organs in the individual speakers
Robert Hubbard said:
This is a stunning recording of the antiphonal organs in Freiburg but not the best of E. Power Biggs. Biggs here is showing a deterioration of his skills even though his spirited playing remains. Look instead for recordings before the '70s to hear his best. The chorale preludes and fantasia were recorded on the Flentrop organ at Harvard which is an excellent organ for Bach. Perhaps Sony will re-release the other early Bach recordings he did for Columbia in the '50s and '60s on the Flentrop and organs around the world. Watch especially for "Art of the Organ" which is a phenomenal discussion (with examples) of organ building and styles.