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Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 3

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Catalogue numberBIS-2421 SACD
Release date2019-08-02
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time79:07

Born within a couple of years of each other, Gottfried Silbermann and Johann Sebastian Bach were acquainted, and we know that Silbermann in 1736 invited the composer to inaugurate the new organ that he had built in Dresden’s Frauenkirche. That instrument was destroyed during the bombing of Dresden in 1945, but some thirty of Silbermann’s organs are still extant. From robust pedal stops providing a sturdy bass fundament to silvery flute stops, his instruments were famous for their distinctive sound and contemporary sources often made use of a play on the name of their maker as they praised their ‘Silberklang’.

Silbermann was based in Freiberg with his workshop only a stone’s throw away from the cathedral, where he built his first great organ in 1714. One of the finest and best preserved examples of his art, this is the instrument which Masaaki Suzuki has chosen for the third instalment in his traversal of Bach’s organ music, following acclaimed recitals recorded in Groningen (the Netherlands) and Kobe (Japan). The programme takes us through various forms of organ compositions, including one of Bach’s most imposing preludes (BWV 546) with its intricate fugue, the multi-sectioned Toccata in C major (BWV 546a), examples of chorale preludes and partitas. Suzuki closes his recital with the famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, probably composed during the same years that Silbermann was busy building the organ on which it is performed here.
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 531 07:33
01 Prelude 02:55 $ 0.70 USD
02 Fugue 04:38 $ 1.11 USD
 
  Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 08:55
03 Fantasia 04:45 $ 1.14 USD
04 Fugue 04:10 $ 1.00 USD
 
  Chorale Preludes  08:55
05 ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 717 03:32 $ 0.85 USD
06 ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 711 03:08 $ 0.75 USD
07 ‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 715 02:15 $ 0.54 USD
 
  Chorale Partita on ‘Ach was soll ich Sünder machen?’, BWV 770 12:14
08 Partita I 00:59 $ 0.24 USD
09 Partita II 00:51 $ 0.20 USD
10 Partita III 00:37 $ 0.15 USD
11 Partita IV 00:59 $ 0.24 USD
12 Partita V 00:36 $ 0.14 USD
13 Partita VI 00:37 $ 0.15 USD
14 Partita VII 00:43 $ 0.17 USD
15 Partita VIII 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
16 Partita IX 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
17 Partita X 03:47 $ 0.91 USD
 
18 Toccata in C major, BWV 566a 10:33 $ 2.53 USD
 
  Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 11:06
19 Prelude 05:36 $ 1.34 USD
20 Fugue 05:30 $ 1.32 USD
 
  Chorale Preludes 04:32
21 ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 709 03:10 $ 0.76 USD
22 ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 726 01:22 $ 0.33 USD
 
23 Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 15:08 $ 3.63 USD
 
  Album total 79:07
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
HarpsichordSuzuki, Masaaki

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