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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Organ Works: Toccatas & Fugues (Koopman)

(An angry review from amazon – not my words (at least, not all this guy says is wrong)
After years of listening to almost plodding unimaginative endlessly legato French and American styles of ruining Bach’s organ music – music barely able to breathe, it’s refreshing to hear someone who can use staccato, marcato and ornamentation and play with panache and passion, and give this grand music the grand sound and life it deserves. So what about odd trills and a dropped pedal. Go back to Karl Richter, Marie Claire Alain or E. Power Biggs if you want to hear some flubs, and even Peter Hurford on occasion – a far more imaginative player than most but still far short of Koopman – misses a few. Buy this disk, and give any other performance of these pieces a comparison with any other celebrated organist and you’ll hear what I mean. Compare only Koopman’s elegantly ornamented interpretation of the Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, and you’ll immediately hear it.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ton
Vinyl 1984

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.81 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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