J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Great Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Christian Mueller Organ at the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam
Individual Works:Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547
Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV 548
Prelude and Fugue in c minor, BWV 546
Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733
Fantasia in c minor, BWV 562
Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm'ich her," BWV 769
Partite diverse sopra "Christ, der du bist der helle Tag," BWV 766
Partite diverse sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott," BWV 767
Chorale "Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr'," BWV 663
Chorale "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland," BWV 665
Chorale "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland," BWV 666
Chorale "Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit," BWV 668
Chorale "O Lamm Gottes, unschudig," BWV 767
Chorale "Wir Christenleut'", BWV 710
Chorale "Valet will ich dir geben," BWV 736
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Seon-Sony
Catalog Number:SB2K 63185
Year Released/Recorded:1972; 1973
Total Playing Time:147' 45"
Comments:Hou Fang-lin said:

This is again a Seon reissue, comprising of Leonhardt's older performances of Bach organ works. All important genres are represented, and the selections are generous and thoughtful. Leonhardt's playing is responsive to the diversity of his programme: taut and powerful in fantasias and fugues, clear and eloquent in canonic variations, luminous and serene in chorales.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Hou Fang-lin
Date First Submitted:08/31/1997