BACH Works for Organ Walcha

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Orgelwerke · Works for Organ
Präludien · Fantasien · Toccaten
Fugen · Triosonaten · Passacaglia
Canzona · Pastorale · Orgelbüchlein
Choralbearbeitungen · Clavierübung
Dritter Teil (Orgelmesse)
»Schüblersche Choräle« · Choralpartita
Die Kunst der Fuge
Helmut Walcha
Int. Release 03 Apr. 2000
12 CDs / Download
0289 463 7122 0
Collectors Edition · ARCHIV Produktion


Track List

CD 1: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565

1.
2:38

2.
6:52

Toccata (Prelude) and Fugue in F, BWV 540

3.
9:33

4.
5:39

Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 538 "Dorian"

6.
7:08

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564

7.
5:24

8.
4:36

9.
5:11

Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - "Great"

10.
6:11

11.
6:48

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:06:04

CD 2: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582

2.
7:55

3.
5:48

Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

5.
4:36

6.
4:23

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548

7.
6:56

8.
7:43

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547

9.
5:02

10.
5:30

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541

11.
3:17

12.
5:25

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:10:07

CD 3: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544

1.
6:56

2.
6:51

Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, BWV 534 (App. B)

3.
4:32

4.
5:17

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546

5.
6:58

6.
5:48

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

7.
4:03

8.
7:24

Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV 525

10.
5:39

11.
4:21

Sonata No.6 in G major, BWV 530

12.
4:25

13.
5:09

14.
4:11

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:14:47

CD 4: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Sonata No.2 in C minor, BWV 526

1.
3:58

2.
3:35

3.
4:42

Sonata No.3 in D minor, BWV 527

4.
4:41

6.
3:59

Sonata No.4 in E minor, BWV 528

8.
4:41

Sonata No.5 in C major, BWV 529

10.
5:26

11.
5:39

12.
4:10

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545

13.
2:04

14.
3:58

Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536

15.
1:57

16.
4:30

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:04:35

CD 5: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 531

1.
2:25

2.
4:23

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533

3.
1:59

4.
2:22

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

5.
4:33

6.
6:07

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 550

7.
2:32

8.
4:17

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 539

9.
2:19

10.
5:39

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551

11.
2:08

12.
3:15

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 55:26

CD 6: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535

1.
3:11

2.
4:27

4 Duettos

The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 58:52

CD 7: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Nun, komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599

1.
1:48

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:09:54

CD 8: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude And Fugue In E-Flat Major, BWV 552

8.
9:26

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:06:54

CD 9: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude And Fugue In E-Flat Major, BWV 552

7.
7:25

Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:01:56

CD 10: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:13:21

CD 11: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080

12.
3:47

13.
3:11

14.
3:18

15.
5:28

16.
4:15

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:12:59

CD 12: Bach, J.S.: Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
The Art Of Fugue, BWV 1080

Helmut Walcha

Total Playing Time 1:05:45

In 10 years of reviewing for "Fanfare", this is only the second time I've submitted an entry to the magazine's Classical Hall of Fame . . . Walcha pulls out all the stops on the St. Laurens Schnitger organ, making full use of the instrument's array of ranks, registrations, and timbres. Instead of approaching "The Art of Fugue" as some sort of virginal act of piety, he performs much of the work with a healthy German robustness . . . Walcha's performance increases rather than diminishes the nobility of "The Art of Fugue" by exalting and glorifying its humanness . . . No version of this work simultaneously elevates my spirit and humbles me as does Walcha's, and that's why I elect it to the Hall of Fame.