Many thanks to Mats for this beauty
Once I read, Digital has been discovered only and exclusively for church organ music. I tend to believe it. The Toccata and Fugue lends itself easily to misinterpretation. Having been used as the Big Dark Castle theme in every horror cartoon since 1925, its easy for it’s interpreters to take a bigger, faster, and louder approach to what could be so much more beautiful and restrained. Chorzempa’s interpretation is simply stunning, and possibly like no other version you’ve ever heard. He is able to bring emotion out of passages that you may not have even realized existed. He plays the opening motif in a way that is light, yet grand, and this seems to be his way of interpreting the whole of the piece. The most stunning passage is the second section, where he employs dream-like stop settings and creates a call-and-response interaction between soaring arpeggios. This is not a Toccata and Fugue based on fear and power, but on true yearning and emotion. Simply incredible.
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Daniel Chorzempa
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.98 GB