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Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 4

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Masaaki Suzuki
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2541 SACD
EAN 7318599925417
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Aug 2023
Total time 67'58

Bach performed on an eighteenth-century organ
The fourth volume of Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach works for organ series features one of the most important surviving instruments of Bach’s time, made by the German organ builder Christoph Treutmann the Elder. Widely known for its extraordinary tonal quality, the instrument was built between 1734 and 1737. A recent general restoration preserved all essential structural elements or renewed them, remaining faithful to the originals, making it an ideal instrument for Bach interpreters who wish to come close to the sound ideas of the Leipzig Thomaskantor. &&&

Suzuki now takes up the Orgel-Büchlein (literally, ‘little organ book’), a collection of 45 short chorale preludes on melodies from the Lutheran hymn book, a project that came into being in connection with Bach’s appointment as organist and chamber musician at the Duke’s court in Weimar in 1708. Presenting chorales for different periods of the church year, this collection serves as a general guide to text-based composition focusing on specific word-sound relationships and content-specific musical expression. Two Preludes and Fugues complete the first volume dedicated to the Orgel-Büchlein, illustrating the principle of variety and structure historically practised by concert organists in order to demonstrate the tone colours and expressive possibilities of their instrument.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 9'45
01 Prelude 3'10
02 Fugue 6'35
  Orgel-Büchlein  14'55
03 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 1'36
04 Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 0'56
05 Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-sohn, BWV 601 1'44
06 Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 602 0'59
07 Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 1'34
08 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604 2'02
09 Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605 1'48
10 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 605 0'52
11 Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607 1'09
12 In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 1'14
13 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV 609 1'01
  Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549 7'14
14 Prelude 2'54
15 Fugue 4'20
  Orgel-Büchlein 35'47
16 Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610 2'37
17 Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611 2'50
18 Wir Christenleut', BWV 612 2'03
19 Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen, BWV 613 1'11
20 Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614 2'48
21 In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 2'54
22 Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 2'06
23 Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617 1'56
24 O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618 3'21
25 Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 0'52
26 Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620 1'54
27 Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 1'57
28 O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 6'29
29 Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623 1'00
30 Hilf, Gott, dass mir's gelinge, BWV 624 1'49
  Album total 67'58
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
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