Bach: Organ Music

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 eighteenth-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.

SIGCD261  80 minutes 23 seconds
'Turbo-charged with immediacy and penetrating lucidity. Goode and Silbermann make a formidable team' (BBC Music Magazine)
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