J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Individual Works:Fantasia G-major BWV 572
Prelude and Fugue e-minor BWV 548
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
Prelude (fugue not recorded) b-minor BWV 544
Kommst du nun Jesu, vom Himmel BWV 650
Toccata and Fugue F-major BWV 540
Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue C-major BWV 564
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:TDK
Catalog Number:TDK-OC004
Year Released/Recorded:1979
Total Playing Time:76 min.
Comments:Michael Siegel said:

Live concert of Organ Works from Japan (CD only available from Japan). Recorded just a few days after the Goldberg Variations (also live from Japan). Here KR is not so affected by health problems. The e-minor Prelude and Fugue is amazing. KR shows off his mastery of registration, especially in the virtuoso middle section of the Fugue. Also here is BWV 564 never before recorded by KR.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Siegel
Date First Submitted:11/11/2001