J.S. Bach

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Bach: Favorite Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Anthony Newman
Individual Works:Fugue in G Major "Gigue," BWV 577
Fugue in G Minor "Little," BWV 578
Fugue in E Minor "Wedge," BWV 548
Fugue in G Minor "Great," BWV 542
Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 734
Organ Sonata in C Major, BWV 529: I. Allegro
Concerto in D Minor, after Vivaldi, BWV 596: III. Allegro
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor "Great," BWV 543
Toccata in D Minor "Dorian," BWV 538
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Infinity Digital
Catalog Number:QK 62385
Year Released/Recorded:1985; 1986
Total Playing Time:70'48"
Comments:Hieu Tran said:

This collection of Bach's organ works is decent. Newman uses the same color for most of the pieces performed, but he does play most of them lively. The "Little" Fugue in G Minor sounds a bit thin, and the playing of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is not one of the greatest. In contrast, however, Newman ends with a mighty performance of the Passacaglia and Fugue.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Hieu Tran
Date First Submitted:02/20/1999