Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Everyone has an opinion, whether asked for or not. On our next Pipedreams program we’ll argue the opinions of eight esteemed artists, each of whom has a personal view of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. I’m not sure we’ll find, or even desire, a consensus, but we will be provoked by the playing of Harald Vogel, Wolfgang Rübsam, Kate van Tricht, and Anthony Newman. We’ll hear them perform on various instruments from Bach’s time and other organs inspired by history and by the methods by which music was generally created when those particular organs were built.
The greatest music demands the greatest interpreters, and we find out just how broad the interpretive stage can be when eight players and as many instruments pay homage to the genius of Johann Sebastian. The interpretive pendulum swings Bach and Forth this week on Pipedreams.
JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH (arranged by Bach): Trio in C, S. 585 ANTONIO VIVALDI (arranged by Bach): Concerto in C, S. 594, 1st movement –Hayko Siemens (1990 Woehl/Redeemer Church, Bad Homburg, Germany) Motette CD MOT 11741
Filler –J.S. BACH (transcribed by Wolfgang Rübsam): Largo, from Double Concerto, S. 1043 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1964 Aeolian-Skinner/Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) Pipedreams PD CD-1002
This program was originally issued as #9512 in March 1995