JS Bach - Leipzig Chorales, Schubler Chorales, Canonic Variations | Metronome METCD1096

JS Bach - Leipzig Chorales, Schubler Chorales, Canonic Variations


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Label: Metronome

Cat No: METCD1096

Barcode: 5028165109623

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th January 2021



This is the third release in James Johnstone’s series of recordings of the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on the great extant baroque organs of Europe. Here he performs the Leipzig and Schübler Chorale collections and the Canonic Variations. The Christoph Treutmann organ of Grauhof, Germany, was built in 1737 and today survives in close to its original state, making it one of the most important instruments in northern Europe. The recording complements the earlier performances on instruments in Norway and Netherlands, providing further palette of sound to these masterpieces.

James Johnstone is one of the pre-eminent baroque and early music organists in Europe. He recently stepped in for Ton Koopman (who was indisposed) in Palermo, Sicily, in October 2020 at the Monreale Festival to give Koopman’s programmed solo recital as he was present in Palermo to play the organ in the John Eliot Gardiner concert in the same Festival.

“Johnstone's realisation of Bach’s organ works is remarkable... a tantalizing series...a world class interpreter of Bach’s most challenging organ music.” – Early Music

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