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5.0 out of 5 stars Bach speaks...Bach haunts... and Bach heals...
I got this record probably a year and a half ago, and it is best to say that the record reached an immortality status for me. Richter's skills in organ exposes one of the best pertinent Bach experiences ever. It reminds us that Bach was primarily an organist, for which his heart and his wits flourished his music. Whenever I listen this collection of records (with very...
Published on 14 April 2009 by U. Parlar

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1.0 out of 5 stars A bit computerised sounding
I won't pretend to be a classical expert, but I have listened to Toccata and Fugue many times, on many CDs and records, and this CD just doesn't quite cut it. it sounds a little like it has been turnded into a computer game - theres just a shinyness and fakeness about it. it's a shame, as I adore organ music and was really looking forward to listening to this CD.
Published on 7 Sept. 2011 by Laura Smith


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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach speaks...Bach haunts... and Bach heals..., 14 April 2009
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U. Parlar (Edinburgh, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bach: Toccata and Fugue - Famous Organ Works (Audio CD)
I got this record probably a year and a half ago, and it is best to say that the record reached an immortality status for me. Richter's skills in organ exposes one of the best pertinent Bach experiences ever. It reminds us that Bach was primarily an organist, for which his heart and his wits flourished his music. Whenever I listen this collection of records (with very good headphones as well), I understand why these works are the most favourable amongst Bach's other organ works.

The majestic interpretations of G minor Grosse Fantasy and Fugue, and Organ Concerto in A minor (the one without tempo indication) are particularly the ones still make my body hairs blown. The pieces are recorded in some of Europe's finest churches and the sound quality is unquestionable; reflects a very fantastic church/temple atmosphere wherein the organ cries out its splendour through Bach's music, in every piece.

It is more than a fine start for would-be Bach listeners, and an ever-enlarging experience for proficient Bach listeners. The price is fair and that makes this record a total catch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like organ music....., 1 Mar. 2011
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Not everyone's cup of tea, organ music.
Some just can't stand it even if they like other genres of classical music.
I do like it, and this compilation is well performed and well recorded.
Recommended and stirring music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Church Organ, 4 July 2012
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Sit down and listen to this CD of church organ and you will beleive your in the Cathedral with the organ playing. chippy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Present, 4 Feb. 2013
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I bought this as this was requested as a Christmas present, one might as well get a present that one wants. I am not into organ music prefer brass band but everyone to their own, The recipient loves it. What more can I say.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A bit computerised sounding, 7 Sept. 2011
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I won't pretend to be a classical expert, but I have listened to Toccata and Fugue many times, on many CDs and records, and this CD just doesn't quite cut it. it sounds a little like it has been turnded into a computer game - theres just a shinyness and fakeness about it. it's a shame, as I adore organ music and was really looking forward to listening to this CD.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bach Toccata and Fugue - Famous Organ Works, 2 Jan. 2011
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I bought this mainly for track 1, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor which is a a very good recording of a good version. However to my ears several of the other tracks are not note perfect with several mistakes in the performance. I have not listens to any other versions of the other tracks so perhaps I am being too picky. Maybe it was recorded in one take? Overall a good CD and very good value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant, piece of music, 10 July 2014
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a brilliant , piece of music, i have not stopped listening to it yet,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied., 4 Mar. 2014
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Quick response and delivery. Item as described. Very Satisfied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Jan. 2015
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Bought this for my husband and he loves it
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