From my collection.
Bought in November 2014.
First listen: 24-12-2014.
Second listen: 16-3-2017.
CD 7 from 19.
Recording dates: April 2008.
Recording venue: Protestant Church, Bouxwiller, France.
Recording engineer: Christoph Martin Frommen.
Instrument: Johann-Andreas Silbermann organ, 1778.
Running time: 76:54.
Classical relevance to me: Essential recordings.
Praeludium BWV 545.
Largo, BWV 529.
Fuge, BWV 454.
Ewald Kooiman. (1938-2009)
To know how essential these recordings are just sample the Largo, BWV 529 and the Fuga BWV 545, both will put your finger on the trigger to order. I will not often say this, but this set is in all respects essential to one's understanding of Bach's Organ works. It gives you a unique insight into Ewald Kooiman's art and genius, lets you hear the Silbermann organs in all glory, and brings you much closer to Bach as almost any other set. That is not to say that there are no other worthy sets, no, not at all, but this one is really special. One piece of the Leipziger chorale, "Komm, heiliger Geist, BWV 651, is so gloriously done, that I get goosebumps just listening to it.
And as a bonus this is a State of the Art recording, I never heard a better sound from organs as this one, puts you right in the middle of the instrument.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Today I attended two organ concertos in the Netherlands. The first concert was in a place called Zandeweer near the Dutch coast, and the org...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 11-6-2017. Label: CPO. Recording dates: January 2009. Recording venue: Refektorium ...
Joseph Haydn. From my collection. Gifted by a friend in 2013. First listen: 3-4-2014. Label: L'óiseau-Lyre. CD 14 from 32. Rec...
New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 21-6-2017. Label: CPO. CD 2 from 11. Recording dates: November 2010. Recording ven...
Unfortunately Volume I of Graupner is missing in that list. It is OOP. The prices paid on Amazon are ridiculous.
Haydn, Joseph. (1732-1809) The (almost) complete Symphonies, No. 59 & 65. Christopher Hogwood edition.Joseph Haydn. From my collection. Date of purchase: April 2013. (Gifted by a friend) First listen: 3-4-2014. Label: L'oiseau-Ly...
Bruckner, Anton. (1824-1896) Symphony No. 4 in E flat major. Last version of 1879/80, WAB 104. Top recommendation.Anton Bruckner. New acquisition. Bought in June 2017. First listen: 29-6-2017. Label: CPO. CD 5 from 11. Recording dates: August 2...