J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

The Great Fantasias Preludes and Fugues

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Christopher Herrick
Individual Works:Prelude & Fugue in: D, BWV 532
f, BWV 534
A, BWV 536
c, BWV 537
G BWV 541
a, BWV 543
b, BWV 544
C, BWV 545
c, BWV 546
C, BWV 547
e, BWV 548
E flat, BWV 552.
Fantasia & Fugue in g, BWV 542
Fantasia in c, BWV 562
Fantasia in G, BWV 572.
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hyperion
Catalog Number:CDA66791/2
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:150'03
Comments:Gary S. Fleshman said:

Organ of the Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland; I am now enjoying my first listening to this recording.

Jordan Sayers said:

This cd contains some of Bach's most inspired organ music. Christopher Herrick is again teamed up with the brilliant recording engineer Paul Niederberger. The sound quality is, as usual, flawless. The liner notes are superb and provide much information to help the listener better appreciate what he/she is hearing.
Herrick's fluency really shines on this disc, which is one of my favorites. I can't think of a better organ series than Herrick's, and "The Great Fantasias, Preludes, and Fugues" may just be the best of this series. Hyperion fills up this disc with true gems (clocking in at 150 minutes, three seconds). Highly recommeded, I would certainly consider it essential to any Bach collection).

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Gary S. Fleshman
  • Jordan Sayers
Date First Submitted:08/10/2001