J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Organ Spectacular

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Peter Hurford
Individual Works:Widor: Toccata from Symphony no.5,op.42
Karg-Elert: Marche tromphale: Nun danket alle Gott
Franck: Chorale no.3 in A minor
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Widor: Allegro from Symphony no.6,op.42
Boellmann: Suite Gothique, op.25
Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on B.A.C.H.
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:London
Catalog Number:430710-2
Year Released/Recorded:1991
Total Playing Time:68:57
Comments:Mark W. Tomasik said:

This CD was recorded at some of the World's best locations: The organ in Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany, St. Sernin, Toulouse, and the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera House. I have never heard a recording of Bach's D minor played with such passion that you think you are actually in the Sydney Opera House listening to the technical Genious of organist Peter Hurford.

Dan Webre said:

I was not familiar with most of the works on this recording, however Widor's Toccata is played far too slow (a full minute slower than most other recordings) and the registration on Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D-minor (BWV 565) is a little strange. The rest of the CD is pretty good, especially the Toccata from Suite Gothique.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mark W. Tomasik
  • Dan Webre
Date First Submitted:10/23/1996