• An original concept: the Orgelbüchlein BWV 599?644 performed alternating the organ chorale with the same choral sung by a choir.
• Bach wrote the chorales in the Orgelbüchlein as educational material, to teach how to treat a chorale in polyphonic writing, but as in most of his works, the didactic element is far surpassed by the spiritual content of these miniature masterworks. The alternation of the organ and sung chorale provides a fascinating insight into Bach different treatment of the same melody.
• New recording with excellent performances by one of Italy’s most famous harpsichordists, Francesco Cera, and the Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera conducted by early music specialist Diego Fasolis.
Label Brilliant Classics
Artiest(en) J.S. Bach
Dirigent(en) Diego Fasolis
Ensemble(s) Coro Della Radiotv Svizzera
Francesco Cera, Francesco Cera
Uitvoering Cd (album), 2 disks
Releasedatum 05 april 2013