J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Tina Nance

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Individual Works:Organ Concerto no. 1 in G major BWV 592
Organ Concerto no. 2 in A minor BWV 593
Organ Concerto no. 3 in C major BWV 594
Organ Concerto no. 4 in C major BWV 595
Organ Concerto no. 5 in D minor BWV 596
Organ Concerto no. 6 in Eb major BWV 597
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Archiv Galleria
Catalog Number:431 119-2
Year Released/Recorded:1973
Total Playing Time:59.00
Comments:Duncan Whitmore said:

The recording is made on the wonderful instrument by Silbermann in Arlesheim Cathedral, near Basle in Switzerland, and Karl Richter displays wonderfully its versatility. As usual, Richter's playing is uniquely proportioned - his playing is relaxed and, for the want of a better word, casual enough to allow the listener to realise that he has completely mastered the works, yet, somehow, tense enough to keep the listener on edge and not to lose the essential sense of virtuosity of Bach at the organ. What a shame it is that Richter never recorded a complete cycle of Bach organ works.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Duncan Whitmore
Date First Submitted:08/26/2001