J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Les Concertos pour Orgue et Orchestre

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Andre Isoir
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Le Parlement de Musique (Dir. Martin Gester)
Soloists:Andre Isoir - Organ
Individual Works:Sinfonia (from cantata BWV 29
Concerto in d-minor BWV 1059a
Concerto in D-major BWV 1053a
Concerto in d-minor BWV 1052a
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Calliope
Catalog Number:CAL 9720
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:62m19s
Comments:Ehud Shiloni said:

This CD is not part of the set of complete organ works by Andre Isoir. The CD presents works for Organ and Orchestra, some well known for other keyboard versions.
BWV 1059a is reconstructed from solo Alto Cantata BWV35. Isoir plays the Grand Organ of Fere-En-Tardenois, constructed in 1990 by Georges Westenfelder. The playing is brisk, bright and a true joy to listen to, even for people like me who generally have difficulty in listening too much to Organ music.The match with the accompanying orchestra is nicely balanced. Overall it is a recommended CD.

1. I bought the CD in a "sleeve" with a Calliope catalog included. The sleeve lists the catalog # as CAL6720, while the correct # - as imprited on the CD - is CAL9720.
2. The liner notes are, unfortunately, only in French.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ehud Shiloni
Date First Submitted:10/28/1998