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Bach: Organ Works - Schneider

Bach: Organ Works - Schneider

Cybele  SACD 030202

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Instrumental


Bach: Organ Works played on the great Silbermann Organ in Freiberg Cathedral

Gisbert Schneider (organ)

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1. Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 546: Prelude
2. Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 546: Fugue
3. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768
4. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 1
5. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 2
6. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 3
7. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 4
8. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 5
9. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 6
10. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 7
11. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 8
12. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 9
13. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 10
14. Choral Partita "Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig" BWV 768, Variation 11
15. Choral Prelude "Allein Gott in der Hoeh sei Ehr" BWV 663
16. Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 547: Prelude
17. Prelude and Fugue in C major BWV 547: Fugue
18. Choral Prelude "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659
19. Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582

Total time: 69:46
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Review by John Broggio - January 27, 2007

This is another successful foray into the mainstream of classical music from Cybele, a company that is more used to issuing discs of modern - and usually avant garde - music on SACD than that of the great J.S. Bach.

Gisbert Schneider is not an organist that I was previously familiar with - he plays the great Silbermann organ in Freiburg Cathedral with great skill and sensitivity as well as a wonderful sense of pacing within each piece and across the recital as a whole. The registrations are chosen with care and with an ear to variety (although not just for the sake of it). In this well thought out program, we open with the Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546 and it closes with the Passacaglia BWV 582 of the same key.

Compared to other Cybele issues, the notes are briefer but lose none of the usual clarity or insightful properties to which I have become accustomed. Thus we have a diagram and explanation that details the structure and content of the Partita BWV 768 on "Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig" as well as the more familiar works contained here.

All the pieces included are included are performed to a high standard which makes it hard to pick one out for sampling. One that is particularly interesting is the rendition of the chorale "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" where Schneider realises the piece in a way that shows just how skilful Busoni was when he transcribed this gem for piano - a moment of musical magic.

The recording is very natural, with the listener placed far enough away from the pipes for a cohesive image to be presented - that is not to say that the individual pipes (especially lower down the registers) cannot be identified but the aural is not jumping around the room as some recordings I have heard sometimes present the instrument.

A lovely one-disc introduction to some great works of Bach that, mercifully, allows one to avoid the ubiquitous "D minor".

Copyright © 2007 John Broggio and HRAudio.net

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