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Organ Music - Vol 1

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Columbia MM 270

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1953

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By: nigh on Oct, 31 2011

Not bad, considering the recording was actually made pre-WWII. 'Good to have Schweitzer's interpretation.

By: Brian on Jul, 11 2012

Another ghostly voice - the organ was destroyed in a WWII air-raid.

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JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 545) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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By: Brian on Jul, 11 2012

It's strange how by current standards, Schweitzer's interpretations seem rather slow - and yet there's an absolute clarity of line and form that is simply missing from other slow players and even now, this has him head and shoulders above many modern organists.

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Prelude and Fugue in G minor (BWV 542) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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By: Rob Minnaert on Oct, 12 2011

On of my favorite pieces, unfortunately not the best performance, or sound quality

By: bill steward on Feb, 07 2012

wonderful tempo,shame about the recording quality.

By: deda on Nov, 24 2013

slower than usually

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Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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By: ljwalker on Jun, 19 2014

Is it me or does this sound slow? Maybe the turntable is slow.

By: jfk1961 on Aug, 02 2017

Mr. Schweitzer always played at a slow, stately and reverently pace. It was just his style!

By: TrichterRegal on Aug, 02 2017

WWII destroyed the organ. We are blessed to have this recording survive! Amen!

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Prelude and Fugue in F minor (BWV 534) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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By: satanbane on Jun, 19 2014

Really like the fugue.

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Fugue in G minor - Little (BWV 578) Purchase MP3 View sheetmusic
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By: rohrwerk on Feb, 06 2014

Much better Schweitzer recordings than the later ones at Gunsbach. Nice glimpses into something closer to his prime as a musician.

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