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Gillian Weir (Organ)
March's Recording for the Month

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Organ Works by J.S. Bach (Organ Monster Series)

German Organ Mass BWV 672-675, BWV 677, BWV 679, BWV 681, BWV 683, BWV 685, BWV 687, BWV 689
Schubler Chorales BWV 645-650
Other organ works: BWV 552, BWV 590, BWV 769
Duets BWV 802-805 [2:10, 4:14, 3:00, 3:49]

Gillian Weir (Organ)

Priory

Apr 2002

2-CD / TT: 155:52

Recorded at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
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Donald Satz wrote (March 8, 2004):
This 2-CD set of Bach's organ music performed by Dame Gillian Weir could be just the ticket for those who have found Bach's organ music too demanding, dark, and severe. What Weir gives us is "Papa Bach" in all his warmth, tenderness, and understanding. Generally, I don't have much appreciation for Bach organ recordings that do not highlight the music's severity and tremendous power, but Weir's loving interpretations entirely remove those considerations.

The program revolves around Bach's German Organ Mass and also includes the Schubler Chorales and four other Bach organ pieces. Although I could list a few minor quibbles about the performances, as I did in my review on MusicWeb, the fact remains that you won't find another Bach organ recording that mines Bach's gentle ways as effectively as Weir. She is a superb artist, and the set is highly recommended.

 

Duets BWV 802-805: Details
Recordings:
Until 1950 | 1951-1960 | 1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | From 2001
General Discussions:
Part 1
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
Duets - A. Hewitt | Duets - E. Koroliov | Duets - Steurman | Duets - M. Suzuki | Duets - R. Tureck | Duets - G. Weir

Gillian Weir: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
March's Recording for the Month

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