J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Preludes and Fugues

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Daniel Chorzempa
Soloists:Daniel Chorzempa
Individual Works:Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - BWV 538
Prelude and Fugue in G Major- BWV 541
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor - BWV 537
Toccata, Prelude and Fugue in E Major - BWV 566
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:416 363-2
Year Released/Recorded:1985
Total Playing Time:48' 12"
Comments:Matthew W. Noonan said:

Chorzempa displays his usual precision. At times the notes do bog him down, but he has always been a master of the air and you can clearly hear the size of the room in Kampen, the Netherlands, where it was recorded. Chorzempa is able, in this recording, to balance his constant deliberate playing with some emotion. For example, the Dorian has been butchered too many times to tell, but Chorzempa plays the notes in an authentic reproduction, and the music sings.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Brown
  • Matthew W. Noonan
Date First Submitted:02/01/1996