J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Clavier-Ubung III

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Michael Radulescu
Individual Works:Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major
(21) Chorale Settings
(4) Duets
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:05472-77276-2
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Comments:So far, the best all-around recording of this "German Organ Mass" I've heard, and I've collected 8 recordings of it on CD so far. The organ is one of Ahrend's last instruments -- in the Basilika in San Simpliciano, in Milan. Just the right amount of reverberation/resonance, and very well-recorded.
Radelescu's a former student of Anton Heiller, and Professor of Organ in Vienna. Radelescu's notes conclude ""...the note Bach made in his copy of the Bible against Chronicles 2, Chapter 5, Verse 13, seems to express his essential philosophy: "N.B. God and His Grace are always present in devotional music."
My personal favorite, from (currently) 9 CD sets and even more LP sets. A fine neo-baroque organ built by Jurgen Ahrend, well recorded. Radelescu's a Professor of Organ in Vienna, and was a student of Anton Heiller. Thoughtful interpretations and notes that conclude with Bach's comments for Chronicles II, Ch. 5, Vs. 13:
"God and His grace are always present in devotional music"
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • David S. Pallett
Date First Submitted:09/21/1996