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BACH, W.F.: Organ Works (J. Brown)

Composer(s):Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
Artist(s) Brown, Julia, organ
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570571
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 9.99
 

 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Thoroughly trained by his father Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach became renowned as a virtuoso harpsichordist and organist. His surviving organ music includes the seven choral preludes and ten fugues on this disc, which range from relatively simple settings to elaborate displays of counterpoint. Born in Rio de Janeiro and based in the USA, Julia Brown, who has made several acclaimed recordings of keyboard music by Buxtehude and Scheidemann for Naxos, has been praised as ‘a first-class artist and superb technician…an exceptionally sensitive stylist’ (Classics Today).


   



Wilhelm Friedemann Bach--Organ Works
Review By EE115671,March 2011

Dr. Julia Brown presents a definitive performance of the surviving organ works of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the oldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The order of presentation, Fugues alternating with chorale preludes, provides an attractive study for the audience. Dr. Brown has chosen excellent, traditional registrations which provide not only comfort and enjoyment in the casual environment, but a standard for students to absorb and emulate. Her presentation is clear and accurate.

The Fuchs organ Opus 18 built by Paul Fritts is nothing short of spectacular. The velvety flutes, vigorous principals, and crisp reeds become an excellent vehicle for the recording of this set of organ works. The Fritts organ in this recording reflects company goals of “quality and integrity” in more....

A REVELATION
Review By NB109659,November 2010

I was surprised and delighted to have found this item. Not only have all other editions of Friedemann's Organ Works apparently disappeared (Van Dosseler's is still available in relatively few places, but is expensive), but Julia Brown is a very accomplished organist. Her edition of Buxtehude's organ works was included in the 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die. This disc also should be included for myriad reasons.

Upon first listening I was slightly overwhelmed and did not quite know what to make of the fugues and choral preludes - so grand and expansive were they. Anyone familiar with JS Bach's organ works will realise that, by turns, they can be the most beautiful, tender and aggressive pieces of music. W.F. Bach's contribution to the organ repertoire more....







 

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