J.S. Bach

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Bach on the pedal-harpsichord: Passacaglia, Fantasies & Fugues

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Nicholas Danby
Soloists:Nicholas Danby
Isolde Ahlgrimm
Pedal Harpsichord
Individual Works:Passacaglia & Fugue in c minor BWV 582
Trio Sonata IV in e minor BWV 528

Nicholas Danby, Feldberg pedal-harpsichord

Fantasy & Fugue in a, BWV 904
Prelude & Fughetta BWV 899
Fugue in G Major BWV 577
Fugue in c minor BWV 575
Fugue in G Major BWV 576
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue BWV 903
Fantasy in c, BWV 906
Fantasy in g, BWV 917

Isolde Ahlgrimm, Ammer pedal-harpsichord

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Baroque Music Club
Catalog Number:BACH 727
Year Released/Recorded:1969
Total Playing Time:68:20
Comments:Mike M said:

If you're not yet "converted" from the organ, give the pedalharpsichord a try. If you're already converted, this disc meets all the expectations of clarity and drama expected of the instrument. A nicely varied program. I particularly single out the Passacaglia 582 which is the most clearly articulated performance I have heard, enjoyable as a performance, and definitely the choice for study.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mike M
Date First Submitted:09/13/2003