J.S. Bach J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Late Works from the Leipzig Period

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Martin Lucker
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Rieger organ (1990), St. Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Individual Works:Prelude & Fugue in b, BWV 544
Fantasy & Fugue (fragment) in c, BWV 562
Prelude & Fugue in e, BWV 548
Ricercar for 6 instruments, from "Musikalisches Opfer", BWV 1079
Canonic Variations on the chorale "Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her", BWV 769
Organ Chorale "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit", BWV 668
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Hanssler
Catalog Number:CD 92.100 (DDD, budget price)
Year Released/Recorded:1998
Total Playing Time:79'12"
Comments:Hanssler Edition Bachakademie Volume 100

Review by Jan Hanford:

Performance: tedious
Recording: muddy

Not recommended. One of the few disappointments in the otherwise excellent Hanssler Edition. Martin Lucker's plodding performance is slow and tedious. He holds many of the final chords absurdly long. I found his performance uninspired and very boring. The other organists in the Hanssler edition are excellent. Bine-Katrine Bryndorf, in particular, is outstanding.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:08/13/2000