Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bach, J.S. The Complete Organ Works. Aeolus Edition. CD 5. Second rerun.

From my collection.
First listen: 15-12-2014.
Second listen: 22-2-2017.
Label: Aeolus.
CD 5 from 19.
Extensive booklet, with pictures of the organ, and thorough explanation of the works.
No stops mentioned from the organs.
Recording dates: October 2008.
Recording engineer: Christoph Martin Frommen.
Running time: 74:53.
Classical relevance to me: Essential.

Instrument used: Johann Silbermann organ (1745) Wasselonne, Protestant Church, France.


Works performed:

Praeludium in g-Moll, BWV 535.
Fuge in g-Moll, BWV 535.

Chorale der Neumeister Sammlung.


Der tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 719.
Wir Christenleut, BWV 1090.
Das alte Jahr vergangen, BWV 1091.
Herr Gott nun Schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 1092.
Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen, BWV 1093.
O, Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt, BWV 1094.
O, Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 1095
Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht, BWV 1096.
Ehre sei dir, Christe, BWV 1097.
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 1098.
Aus tiefer not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 1099.
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100.
Ach Gott, und Herr, BWV 714.
Ach Herr, mich armen Sunder, BWV. 742.
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 1101.
Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1102.
Erhalt uns, Herr bei deinem Wort, BWV 1103.
Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 737.

Concerto BWV 571.

Durch Adams fall, BWV 705.

Performed by:

Ewald Kooiman.

Its is a utter delight to return to this box, for we get Bach in colours and shadings not often heard. We have an excellent Bach interpreter, we have the beautiful Silbermann Organs, we have Frommen as a engineer, and we have inspiration and dedication from all involved. The project will never be repeated by Kooiman for he died unexpectedly in 2009, and a great loss that is. For me these recordings are a bit of a home coming, be it in a different land with organs unfamiliar with, in the sense that I am used hearing Bach on North German organs, but the stamp of authenticity given by Kooiman is prevalent above all else. He has created the basis for this set, and his pupils followed it up in the same vein as projected by him.

I simply love the Chorals from the Neumeister collection, and they are done gorgeously. This is a set you should listen at, and I have very little to say as just that. It will change your view on Bach in a favourable way. 



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