J S Bach - Orgelbüchlein Little Organ Book - Calvin Bowman, Ahrend Organ. 2xCD Move MD 3162
Calvin Bowman presents an expert reading of J.S Bach's 'Little Organ Book' - a microcosm of Bach's compositional and improvisational genius.
Calvin Bowman exhibits a self-confessed passion for the music of J.S.Bach, and it shows in this performance of the 'Little Organ Book' played on the Ahrend organ, Robert Blackwood Hall, Melbourne.
This mature reading of Bach's work is the first step toward his goal to record the complete organ and harpsichord works of J.S. Bach.
The 'Orgelbüchlein' is a record - suspended for all time - of Bach's inspired improvisations of existing hymn tunes. These written down improvisations provide insight into Bach's brilliance both as composer and performer. In this microcosm of imaginative improvisation, the Baroque master expresses a richness of invention and symbolism rarely seen in earlier works.
Complete with German and English text, and organ registrations this MOVE release serves as an inviting introduction for performer and listener alike, to the genius of Bach's organ works.
46 chorales on 2 CDs!
CONDITION OF INSERTS & BOOKLET: EX+.
CONDITION OF BOTH CDs: NM.
CONDITION OF JEWEL CASE: EX.