Bach: Complete Organ Music
A landmark of the early stereo era — the majesty and grandeur of Bach’s mighty organ works, recorded on some of Europe’s most revered historic instruments and restored in stunning new transfers
Walter Kraft recorded Bach’s voluminous works for the organ, on 20 historic instruments in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, most built during the composer’s lifetime. This set was regarded as complete at the time although it leaves out all alternative version of the many chorale preludes. Released in a series of three-disc sets by VOX in one of the label’s most ambitious undertakings, these recordings by a master player from the mid-century interpretive tradition made these pivotal works available to a wide audience at a bargain price. Now for the first time this complete set is available on CD in new digital re-masterings of the archival Vox tapes.
- Twelve CDs from sonically restored analog masters
- Over 14 hours of music
- 196 works
- 20 organs, and detailed notes on the instruments