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Johann Sebastian Bach - Das Orgelwerk 1

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Archiv 2564001-008

Year
1970

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By: Albertus82 on Apr, 13 2012

Available as 12 CD box-set (with a cleaner sound): http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/cat/single?PRODUCT_NR=4637122

By: Violon32 on Sep, 30 2012

For me personally one of the most beautiful organs all over the world. And of course in masterful and unique interpretation of Helmut Walcha

By: bienchen on Feb, 07 2016

Absolutely!

By: dysprosium on May, 04 2016

The recordings by Helmut Walcha of Bach's organ works represents the definitive interpretation. Also, being played on a variety of authentically restored organs merely adds to the value of his work. His playing, interpretations, and registrations are impeccable.

By: Piccolo on Oct, 30 2016

Indeed. Impeccable!

By: Miandra on Mar, 24 2018

Outstanding

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JS Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) View sheetmusic
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Laurenskerk (great organ)
Alkmaar, Netherlands - map
Schnitger (Franz)/Flentrop 1725 III/85
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Toccata and Fugue in F major (BWV 540) View sheetmusic
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Toccata and Fuge in D minor - Dorian (BWV 538) View sheetmusic
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Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major (BWV 564) View sheetmusic
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By: ljwalker on Oct, 11 2011

Scraaaaatchyyyyy!

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By: Miandra on Nov, 07 2020

Music, Interpret and Instrument BLEND as well merge into ONE. The one and only...

Fantasie in G major (BWV 572) View sheetmusic
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Fantasie in C minor (BWV 562) View sheetmusic
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582) View sheetmusic
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By: nigh on Mar, 07 2015

I wish I could rate this track at least a 6.

By: Miandra on Mar, 09 2019

Worldclass!

By: TrichterRegal on Dec, 03 2021

EXCELLENT!!!

Fantasie and Fugue in C minor (BWV 537) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 548) View sheetmusic
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By: Piccolo on Oct, 02 2016

Great organ-playing on highest artistical range and manner in old tradition; an overall conception and structure which is unique and outstanding

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Prelude and Fugue in B minor (BWV 544) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in F minor (BWV 534) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major (BWV 552) View sheetmusic
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By: jfk1961 on Aug, 13 2013

This was the 2nd track on the 1st organ record I ever bought. Track 1 was BWV 565, and the reason for the purchase, but I soon came to love BWV 552 & 538 so much more!

By: Miandra on Jun, 02 2018

Walcha - unbeatable, the greatest in Bach-Interpretation

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Prelude and Fugue in C minor (BWV 546) View sheetmusic
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By: Miandra on Apr, 12 2020

Helmut Walcha, his Bach interpretations and the orgue in Alkmaar: The one and only

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Trio Sonata no. 1 in E-flat major (BWV 525) View sheetmusic
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Trio Sonata no. 6 in G major (BWV 530) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 545) View sheetmusic
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Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune
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Prelude and Fugue in A major (BWV 536) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in G minor (BWV 535) View sheetmusic
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Trio Sonata no. 2 in C minor (BWV 526) View sheetmusic
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By: MusicDonor2014 on Feb, 28 2016

It must be the KERN tuning, but before I even saw the performer's name, the sound reminded me of an older analog instrument, rather than a pipe organ. This did not influence my Rating as the performance was extremely good.

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Trio Sonata no. 4 in E minor (BWV 528) View sheetmusic
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By: Miandra on Dec, 27 2020

Helmut Walcha and Bach: The one and only!

Trio Sonata no. 5 in C major (BWV 529) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 531) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 533) View sheetmusic
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Fugue on a Theme of Corelli in B minor (BWV 579) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 551) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in D major (BWV 532) View sheetmusic
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By: cyclist on Aug, 18 2011

Historic recordings are very helpful in early performance practice techniques BUT let's set some audio standards and restrict these bad surfaces!!

By: Brian on Jun, 21 2012

Restrict? Never: they're a valuable reference. Consider passing the recording through a noise removal process? Certainly.

By: jfk1961 on Oct, 07 2012

I simply turn the treble all the way down on my pc. Works most every time!

Fugue on a Theme of Legrenzi in C minor (BWV 574) View sheetmusic
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By: Filea on Jun, 19 2014

Excellent playing, organ worth listening to. Cristallinity and purity of this extraordinary organ that survived till now. Thank you Mr Bach, Silbermann, kern and Walcha for this wonderfull listening.

By: Miandra on Mar, 24 2018

Unique and unbeatable in all terms: interpretation and instrument

Canzona in D minor (BWV 588) View sheetmusic
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Allabreve in D major (BWV 589) View sheetmusic
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Pastorale in F major (BWV 590) View sheetmusic
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Prelude and Fugue in D minor (BWV 539) View sheetmusic
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Fugue in G minor - Little (BWV 578) View sheetmusic
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Die Kunst der Fugue - Contrapunctus XVIII in D minor (BWV 1080) View sheetmusic
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By: Miandra on Aug, 18 2019

Outstanding, the unbeatable and singular product of a genius

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