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    I pulled the trigger on the Butt recording of the Trio Sonatas - I bought it through iTunes, so I will load it on my iPod and listen to it (maybe with the other recording as well). This thread is getting me craving organ music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ondine View Post
    I only have heard Tom Koopman and definitively Hurford is by far completely superior. His box set is must have for Bach lovers. The strength and depth of his style makes the experience of organ music an outstanding one, beyond that 'church-y' sound.
    This. 100% ..

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    I decided to download all of the James Kibbie recordings. I don't know how well they are esteemed, but considering they are free, I didn't think I could go wrong, and it at least lets me survey all the works. If I find something I really like, I can hone in on a better recording I may want to pay for. Does anybody know whether his recordings are comprehensive, or if there are still some missing? I had to make space on my iPod to load them all on.

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    I like a variety of organists, but in Bach (Baroque) the one's that I return to most often are Harald Vogel, Christopher Herrick and Gustav Leonhardt. Like many I was brought up on Walcha but I don't connect as well with his way of playing today, he don't do anything wrong, but there are certain mannerisms that bugger me.. (Which I had better words to describe this!). I often find Ton Koopman correct but slightly boooooring, I feel about the same on Preston, Hurford, Fagius, Rogg and Jacob! (I downloaded James Kibbie's free cycle that DrMike mentions above some years ago, after a sample listen I put him in a folder with the label; not bad for what You are paying, but not very exiting either..). Never got in to Kevin Bowyer's Bach, I have a faint memory that I disliked the sound of the Nimbus recording on the sample disc I got, ah, faint memories!

    I have some Argo records with Carlo Curly that are great fun, I love the French organ school(s), fx. Pierre Cochereau, Maurice Durufle (and Marie-Madeleine), Jean Guillou or Oliver Latry to name just a few, but neither are perhaps my first choice in Bach even if most of their Bach recordings have great entertainment value that proves that Bach performance has a millions of variables!

    I've probably forgotten a host of names writing this on a commuter train closing in on Copenhagen, but such is life, some pop's to mind easily, some lingers heavily before being remembered. BTW, just hits me Dutchmen Piet Kee and Feike Asma has also recorded some fine Bach...

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    I hate the lightweight fast playing that was in vogue at some point. For that reason I am not a fan of John Butt. But even more unpleasant is Ton Koopman; at times it seems he was pretending he was playing a harpsichord.

    My favorite type of performance are those similar to Peter Hurford's: something with clarity of counterpoint, natural tempos, and weight. I also love the sound of Silbermann organs and non-equal temperaments so my favorite organist is probably Hans Otto. Unfortunately I have only found 2 or 3 recordings of his on CD.

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    I love pretty much any interpretation of the Passacaglia and fugue, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (542), Prelude and Fugue in A minor (543), "Dorian" Toccata and Fugue, Piece d'Orge in G major, and the famous Little Fugue in G minor.

    If I had to choose an organist for the job, my pick would be Ton Koopman.

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    E. Power Biggs. With a name like that playing Bach, how can you go wrong? (In fact he is very good...)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZfvlWJbjg


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    Peter Hurford's complete Bach is out of print right now, but there's a two disc sampler available. I've ordered it and I'll check this one out and see how it fits in with my more HIP-oriented Bach. Should be a fun experiment, and hard to resist given the price.

    Meanwhile, I think I'll be checking out Weinberger's set when I get the chance. It seems to attract a wide variety of opinions, widely contradictory. This interests me.

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    Walcha is a titan. Some still consider him to be unsurpassed. Listening to his box-set now and it's quite glorious.

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    Clarification: Bach ON the organ? I want to make sure I'm in the right thread.
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    Fantasia & Fugue BWB 537, 570/946, 561, 542

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    I think my favorite piece he wrote for organ is the fantasy and fugue in g BWV 542.

    I also enjoy O Mensch, bewein dein Snde gro BWV 622, the organ sonata no. 3 in d BWV 527, toccata-adagio & fugue in C BWV 564, & even though it's been overplayed toccata and fugue in d BWV 565

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    Karl Richter takes me to another world where I contemplate my favorite psalms, while I listen to his playing of the Passacaglia in c.

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    He takes it a little fast, but I like that.

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    I am learning the organ, and currently, exactly half the pieces I am learning are by Bach. My favourites are preludes in C major and E minor. I'm not sure what BWV numbers they have, though.

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