J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Bach Organ Works

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Zsigmond Szathmary
Individual Works:1. Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565
2. Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582
3. Fugue in g, BWV 578
4. Fantasy and Fugue in g, BWV 542
5-10. 6 Schubler Chorales, BWV 546 - BWV 650
11. Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat, BWV 552
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:RCA Classics Classical Navigator
Catalog Number:74321 29235 2
Year Released/Recorded:1978 & 1979
Total Playing Time:71.41 min
Comments:organaut said:

I've spent years looking for this recording on CD. It's hard to find, probably, to it's low-volume release. It is one of the RCA "Classsical Navigator" series. The organist, Zsigmond Szathmary, is not widely known--at last check, Amazon.com carried 3 of his CD's. If you do find it, however, you are in for a wonderful treat. Szathmary's playing is highly musical, and particularly the 6 Schubler Chorales are the best rendition I have heard. Even though the series is geared to be a primer for classical music, serious Bach lovers will find this recording highly enjoyable.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • organaut
Date First Submitted:02/13/2000