«Bach: Famous Organ Works»
|Johann Sebastian Bach||
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV582,
Chorale Prelude BWV736 'Valet will ich dir geben',
Trio super 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV664,
Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV534,
Fantasia in C minor, BWV562,
Organ Concerto in C major (after Johann Ernst), BWV595,
Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV546,
Chorale Prelude BWV717 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr',
Fugue in C minor, BWV575,
The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus I.
Joseph Kelemen (Organ, Christoph Treutmann Organ Grauhof Monastery Church).
The present recording especially concentrates on works by Johann Sebastian Bach in minor keys; these are contrasted by four works in major keys. The general perception is that minor-key works frequently emanate a certain sadness as their fundamental emotion. Bach, on the other hand, repeatedly develops in his minor-key compositions – particularly in the organ works – an unsurpassed elegance out of the melancholy depths, as Joseph Kelemen impressively proves at the Treutmann Organ of the Grauhof Monastery Church.