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David Goode performs a grand selection of some of Bach’s best organ works – including the famed Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor – providing modern listeners with a unique chance to hear Bach’s music as congregations of that period may have done.
The Gottfried Silbermann organ of Freiberg cathedral is one of a handful of such 18th-century instruments (built during Bach’s lifetime) to have remained largely unmodified to this day. Bach’s work as an organ inspector shows that he tested and inaugurated a number of Silbermann’s organs in Germany and, although there is no record that he played this instrument, its sound is undoubtedly one that Bach would have recognised and composed for.
“Though this collection contains very fine performances of some of Bach's greatest organ works, the focus of the recording is as much on the instrument on which they are played as on David Goode's interpretations themselves...Goode certainly exploits [its] tonal weight and coherence in this recital” - The Guardian (UK)
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564
Organ Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi), BWV593
Chorale Prelude BWV654 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele'
Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV544
Chorale Prelude BWV682 'Vater unser im Himmelreich'
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV541
Chorale Prelude BWV622 'O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß'
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV582