Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
2012 Casavant at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO
1990 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
1998 Fisk at Furman University, Greenville, SC
2010 Schantz at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
…concert performances of music by the greatest composer for the pipe organ, in celebration of his birthday and the beginning of spring.
J. S. BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565 (the theme from Rollerball?) –Jan Kraybill (2012 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/16/13)
BACH: Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat, BWV 525 –Thomas Trotter (2006 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/9/13)
BACH: Fantasy and Fugue in g, BWV 542 –Craig Cramer (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/28/12)
BACH: 3 Kyrie Settings (BWV 669-671), fr Clavierübung III –Wolfgang Rübsam (1997 Rieger/Holy Savior Cathedral, Fulda, Germany) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/12/13). Rübsam performed in concert to benefit the Children’s Palliative Care Foundation of Germany.
BACH: Fugue in d, BWV 538 –Gunnar Idenstam (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/21/13)
BACH: Trio, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 –John Scott (2012 Foley-Baker/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/19/13)
BACH: Ricercare a 6, fr The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 –Michel Bouvard (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/17/13)
Hear these additional Bach Alive performances online:
BACH: Prelude and Fugue in Eb, BWV 552
--Wolfgang Rübsam (1997 Rieger/Holy Savior Cathedral, Fulda, Germany) (r. 6/12/13)
BACH: Chorale-prelude, Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 682
BACH: Chorale-prelude, O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656
–Michel Bouvard (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) (r. 3/17/13)
Enjoy audio and photos from an hour-long "Before Bach's Birthday Bash" concert (r. 3/15/14) featuring Minnesota Twin Cities musicians at the Saint Paul Seminary Chapel.
You also can enjoy more Bach Alive as played on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ by Dobson at Verizon Hall on April 10, 2014 when Michael Barone interviews guest soloist David Briggs at 6:40 prior to David’s 7:30 evening concert that includes Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, transcribed by Briggs (also Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony!).
And check out these additional Bach-focused programs from our archive (more available there, too):
#0650 – Old Bach in the New World
#0832 – Bits of Bach
#1010 – Bach Around the Block
#1110 – Celebrating Bach
#1112 – Bach in the Big Apple
#1211 – Bach Up
#1212 – Bach O’Rama
#1311 – Bach, Old and New
#1329 – Bach Looks Back