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This review is from: J.S. Bach: Organ Works (Audio CD)
Picked up this 10 CD set for less than £8 on Amazon. I've read comments on the sound of the organs used but despite the Cds being in early mono I have no problem in getting a realistic sound picture on my Stereo. I am no expect in Bach organ interpretations but consider that some of the popular pieces which I have been able to compare, the G minor fantasia and Fugue, the famous tocatta and fugue used in fantasia, and the C Minor Passaccaglia and Fugue do not seem to lack impact. Whilst it is a fair argument to say that bach, had he been resurrected in the twenty first century, would have utilised everything that modern instruments could offer and would not limit himself to what was available when he actually lived, there is no harm in listening to authenticity occasionally. And I speak as one who prefers oistrakh and menuhin in Bach to Standage.
So I suggest that this set is a great way of getting to know some wonderful music at a giveaway price. Pity about the absence of notes, and also the Concerto Transcriptions, but it is unfair to cavil at the price. Buy and enjoy!