Bach: Das Orgelb├╝chlein

Mirabilis MRCD 904 (1991)

Richard Marlow

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“Bach completed only 46 of the 164 Chorale Preludes originally proposed for his Weimar Orgelbüchlein of 1713-16. Individual preludes are featured on several Bach discs, such as Lionel Rogg’s Christmas selection (Harmonia Mundi HMA 190 717). Yet there are surprisingly few CD recordings of the whole series. This record offers a remarkable 82 minutes of music… Richard Marlow, playing the splendid Metzler organ of Trinity College Cambridge, offers unfussy, workmanlike performances. The Trinity acoustic seems ideal… [items] like the closing prelude, show off the Trinity instrument at its subtle finest.”
BBC Music Magazine