J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach - The Great Preludes and Fugues, Vol I

Main Performer
or Conductor:
E. Power Biggs
Individual Works:Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, "The Great", BWV 546
Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, "Fiddle", BWV 539
Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, "The Great", BWV 544
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, "Cathedral", BWV 533
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, "The Great", BWV 541
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CBS
Catalog Number:MK 42647
Year Released/Recorded:1967/69/70/71
Total Playing Time:57"
Comments:Michael Brown said:

Played on the Flentrop Organ in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, and the Alexander Schuke Potsdam Organ at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, East Germany.

Larry Ellis said:

The precision of Biggs performance, the clarity of the Flentrop organ at Harvard and the accoustics are simply superb! This recording presented what Bach and organ music could be like. This was in sharp contrast to my personal exposure growing up in the church.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Brown
  • Larry Ellis
Date First Submitted:02/05/1996