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Bach: Toccatas, Fantasias, Preludes, Fugues, Pastorale

$23.99 (3CD-Digipak)

In the latest volume of the Complete Works for Harpsichord the seven Toccatas (BWV 910 – 916) and the large Fantasias, Preludes and Fugues (BWV 903 – 904, 894, 944) are presented as the culmination of the 17th century Stylus Phantasticus tradition. In this installment the pedal harpsichord is explored as a rich medium for Bach’s harpsichord and organ works, its clarity and power bridging the gap between the two instruments. With its rich bass sonority (16’ as well as 8’ and 4’ strings) and clarity, the pedal harpsichord comes into its own as an ideal performance medium for many of Bach’s greatest works for keyboard.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Performing artists: Peter Watchorn

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Release date: December 1, 2016

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Track Listing:

CD 1
1-4 Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
5-7 Toccata in G minor, BWV 915
8-10 Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
11-13 Toccata in G major, BWV 916
14-16 Prelude & Fughetta in G major, BWV 902/a

CD 2
1-4 Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
5-6 Prelude & Fughetta in E minor, BWV 900
7-10 Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
11-12 Prelude & Fughetta in F major, BWV 901
13-14 Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
15-16 Prelude & Fughetta in D minor, BWV 899
17-18 Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 894

CD 3
1-2 Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904
3-4 Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944
5-8 Toccata in F# minor, BWV 910
9-11 Toccata in D major, BWV 912
12 Fantasia in G minor, BWV 917
13 Fugue in C minor, BWV 575
14 Fantasia in A minor, BWV 944/i (improvised)

J. S. Bach: Toccatas, Fantasias, Preludes, Fugues, Pastorale

Peter Watchorn, pedal harpsichord

Configuration: 3 CD in Digipak
Available: December, 2016
Recorded: June 27-30, 2016
Booklet: 36 pages
Features:
• Latest volume in Musica Omnia’s complete harpsichord works of J. S. Bach series
• First performances of all these works on a pedal harpsichord in 60 years
• Uses the 2004 “Bach-Lehman” tuning, possibly Bach’s own temperament
• Release comprises all seven toccatas, BWV 910-916, plus Bach’s large fantasias, preludes and fugues
• 36-page booklet contains scholarly essay on the music and many photographs

Bach: Toccatas, Fantasias, Preludes, Fugues, Pastorale was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Burke Thompson