Clavier Ubung Teil Iii

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Catalog: 9062120-6
Format: SACD


Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ artistry made a powerful impression in St. Catherine’s Church when he applied for the coveted organist’s post at the Principal Church of St. James in Hamburg in 1720. Since Bach, unlike his rival, was unwilling to contribute the immense sum of four thousand marks as his “dowry,” he did not prevail but instead found a new job in Leipzig a few years later. In Leipzig he initially discharged other duties before he again came forward as an instrumental composer with a dazzling cycle of organ chorales in 1739. Andreas Fischer has freshly recorded this “Third Part of the Clavierübung” on his very own St. Catherine’s organ – certainly in a rendering that would have brought joy to Bach, who could “not praise enough” this instrument “outstanding in every respect.”

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