BACH, J.S.: Organ and Harpsichord Pieces / Arias (Mertens, Koopman)

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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Dir, dir Jehovah, will ich singen, BWV 452
Toccata in G major, BWV 916
Willst du dein Herz mir schenken, BWV 518
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 683
So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515a (by. G.H. Bach)
Amore traditore, BWV 203
Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten, BWV 691
Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Schaff's mit mir, Gott, BWV 514
Bist du bei mir, BWV 508
Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 116
Brunnquell aller Guter, BWV 445
Ihr Gestirn', ihr hohen Lufte, BWV 476
Jesus unser Trost und Leben, BWV 475
Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 465
Komm, susser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478
Minuet in G major (formerly attrib. to J.S. Bach as BWV Anh. 114)

Playing Time: 01:21:27
Television Director: Russman, Kriss
Television Director: Wischmann, Claus
Producer: Smaczny, Paul
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5034
UPC: 880242503480

Dutch organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman is one of the most distinguished Bach interpreters of our time. On this video, he is featured interpreting Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest organ works, including the popular Toccata in D minor and the Fugue in G minor. He plays on the world-famous Silbermann Organ in Freiberg (Saxony). The organ was completed in 1714 and thoroughly restored in 1982/1983 and it closely retains its original condition. Bach adored his contemporary Gottfried Silbermann's organs for their exquisite sound and the recording allows the listener to enjoy this sound to the full while offering a closer look at this marvellously crafted instrument. In the second part of this video Ton Koopman is "At Home with Bach!" He plays favourite harpsichord pieces and accompanies the eminent Bach singer Klaus Mertens in popular arias. This programme was filmed in the enchanting Gohlis Castle near Leipzig, a late baroque jewel built in 1755.

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