J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

J.S. Bach Organ Works, After Karl Straube

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Kate van Tricht
Individual Works:Pi■ce d'orgue, BWV 572
Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 582
G Major Prelude and Fugue, BWV 541
B Minor Prelude and Fugue, BWV 544
E Minor Prelude and Fugue, BWV 548
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:MP&G Records
Catalog Number:3180241
Comments:Jonathan Ortloff said:

A very delightful and interesting recording. Kate van Tricht was the star pupil of German organist and musicologist, Karl Straube, who championed a romantic interpretation of Bach's organ works. A testament to his thoughts on performance can be found in his edition of Peters volume II of Bach Orgelwerke. Though 89 when this recording was made, van Tricht gives a compelling performance on the 1894 Sauer organ in the Bremen Cathedral, using the full expressive range of the instrument.
I cannot single out one performance of the five as the best - they are all stunning in their interpretation, energy, and pure musicality, though admittedly not perfect (she was 89!) My only complaint of the recording are the numerous 'blunt' and obvious edits.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Jonathan Ortloff
Date First Submitted:03/26/2006