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Track(s) taken from CDA67709

Toccata and Fugue in D minor 'Dorian', BWV538

composer

Piers Lane (piano)
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 2010
Total duration: 24 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Front illustration by Donya Claire James (b?)
 
Six Preludes and Fugues
1
Prelude  [5'01]
2
Fugue  [7'11]

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Christopher Herrick (organ)

Reviews

'Lane takes no prisoners in these sonorous and exhilarating performances, conjuring up from the Steinway's richly resonant bass a cathedral's 32 foot pedal division to thrilling effect … I guarantee you will come away awed anew by the genuis of Bach and amazed by the ingenuity of d'Albert' (Gramophone)

'D'Albert's versions of the the C minor Passacaglia, and the Preludes and Fugues in C minor and A major, are extraordinary and exquisite, and Lane plays them with a ravishing finesse that belies their often monumental difficulty' (The Guardian)

'I found Lane's Prelude (Toccata) and Fugue in D minor, BWV538 unassailably alive to the possibilities that both Bach and d'Albert leave open. The rhythmic impulse never flags, the pithy contrapuntal detail keeps afloat and there is a subliminal sense of goal to keep the thing intact. The A major Fugue, BWV536 shows the pianist highly authoritative and, for me, underlines the highest musicianship' (International Record Review)

'Masterly performances by Piers Lane. D'Albert's versions … didn't attempt to make the instrument sound like a cathedral organ. In his ingenious hands, they become compelling piano pieces' (The Sunday Times)

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Bach: Toccatas and Fugues
CDA30004Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
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CDA66434
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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