J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach - Great Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Peter Hurford
Individual Works:CD #1
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
"Herzlich tut mich verlangen", BWV 727
"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 645
Fantasy & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
"Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier", BWV 730
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Prelude & Fugue in Eb major, BWV 552 (St. Anne)
"Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659
Fantasy & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

CD #2
Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
"In dulci jubilo", BWV 729
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Fantasy in G major, BWV 572
Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV 532
"Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein", BWV 734
"Wo soll ich fliehen hin", BWV 694
Fantasy in C minor, BWV 562
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 (Dorian)

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:London
Catalog Number:443 485-2
Total Playing Time:CD 1 - 73:04; CD 2 - 73:27
Comments:JPA said:

This is one of my favorite Bach recordings. Peter Hurford here plays various pieces on 5 different organs. This is an excellent recording. The registration is excellent as well as the playing. The whole set is excellent, especially the impressive Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV532) and the Passacaglia (BWV582)

Josiah said:

I think the registration on these CD's is excellent. The playing in some areas could use some touching up in some places, and the job on the Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 is not the best one around. I also think he takes a few liberties with tempo changes, but otherwise this is a great recording. The organs on which he plays are excellent, and have a powerful sound in the pedal, which I think is really neat! This is quite a recommended recording.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • JPA
  • Josiah
Date First Submitted:04/25/1999