J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach, Franck, Widor: Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Fernando Germani
Individual Works:BWV 565 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
BWV 564 Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major
BWV 582 Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor
BWV 596 Concerto in D Minor
BWV 593 Concerto in A Minor
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:EMI Classics
Catalog Number:5 69328 2
Year Released/Recorded:1959 1961 1964
Total Playing Time:65:03
Comments:Dan Webre said:

First three pieces performed on the organ at the Royal Festival Hall, the rest from Selby Abbey If you can find this recording, buy it! Fernando Germani was in his prime considered to be one of the greatest organists in the world, although there are only a few recordings available today. Overall originally released back in the 60's, the recording quality is very good. In my opinion, the Passacaglia and Fugue is the best piece on the disc; Germani uses unique registration changes to make this very popular piece sound different. The toccata from BWV 564 showcases his stupendous pedal techniqe, for which he was quite well known. The famous toccata and Fugue is not very outstanding here, but overall with the second disc of major Franck and Widor works this is a great buy. To my knowledge it is out of print, but I bought mine used for $8.99.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Dan Webre
Date First Submitted:06/05/2003