J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Dorische Toccata und Fugue - Passacaglia

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Individual Works:Toccata und Fuge d-moll (Dorian) BWV 538
Passacaglia c-moll BWV 582
Choral Variationen I-XI (Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegr³ßet, Jesu g³tig) BWV 768
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Produktion
Catalog Number:271272
Year Released/Recorded:1978
Total Playing Time:50'35
Comments:L. E. Roberts said:

As far as I can tell, the last organ recording made by Karl Richter. Recorded on the Silbermann Organ of Freiberg Cathedral, at the same time he was recording the Schemellis Gesangbuch with Peter Schreier. Herr Richter plays with his customary precision and conciseness, but with greater power than I have heard in his earlier recordings. The combination of the performer, a superb organ and Archiv engineering at its best make this an exceptional recording. The Dorische Toccata and Fuge is an especially powerful performance, although the other two pieces are excellent. I use this recording to test stereo equipment prior to purchase. Although I own all the Karl Richter, Helmut Walcha and Alf Linder recordings I have been able to come across, this remains my favorite.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • L. E. Roberts
Date First Submitted:07/12/1998