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Harriet Clifford

Bach ist der Vater, wir sind die Buben – Organ CD Review

10:36, 29th January 2020

Bach ist der Vater, wir sind die Buben
Peter Holder, Holzhey organ (1797), Neresheim Abbey
Fugue State Records FSRCD 015 [74:20]
★★★★★

Mozart’s famous statement ‘Bach is the father, we are the children’ applied to C.P.E. Bach, but this imaginative programme traces the heritage from J.S. Bach’s Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565), Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV 532) and Concerto in G (BWV 592), through C.P.E.’s Sonata in A minor, Holder’s own arrangement of W.F. Bach’s Trio in D, Mozart’s Adagio & Allegro in F minor (K 594) to C.H. Rinck’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli. The late-classical organ is wonderful, sounding clear, colourful and precise in these astonishing acoustics. A most interesting programme, wonderfully played.

DAVID PONSFORD

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