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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Organ Works

Audio Samples

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in G minor, F. 37 (BR A92)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 33 (BR A90)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in C minor, F. 32 (BR A89)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s)
>     Fugue in C minor
>     Fugue in C minor
>     Fugue in B flat major
>     Fugue in D major
>     Fugue in A minor
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 36 (BR A91)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for keyboard in B flat major, F. 34 (doubtful)

Album Summary

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in G minor, F. 37 (BR A92)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 33 (BR A90)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in C minor, F. 32 (BR A89)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 36 (BR A91)
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for keyboard in B flat major, F. 34 (doubtful)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Thoroughly trained by his father Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach became renowned as a virtuoso harpsichordist and organist. His surviving organ music includes the seven choral preludes and ten fugues on this disc, which range from relatively simple settings to elaborate displays of counterpoint. Julia Brown, who has recorded several acclaimed albums for Naxos, has been praised as 'a first-class artist and superb technician... an exceptionally sensitive stylist' (Classics Today).

MusicWeb International
Both recordings have their merits and those who have an interest in Wilhelm Friedemann's music shouldn't miss either of them.

American Record Guide
[Julia] Brown's playing is notable for agogic nuance, though much of it sounds imposed from without rather than emerging naturally from the gestures of the music. In any case, it makes a pleasant contrast with Flamme's [CPO] more unbending approach to phrasing...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (08/26/2009).



Reviews

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Organ Works
Dr. Julia Brown presents a definitive performance of the surviving organ works of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the oldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The order of presentation, Fugues alternating with chorale preludes, provides an attractive study for the audience. Dr. Brown has chosen excellent, traditional registrations which provide not only comfort and enjoyment in the casual environment, but a standard for students to absorb and emulate. Her presentation is clear and accurate. The Fuchs organ Opus 18 built by Paul Fritts is nothing short of spectacular. The velvety flutes, vigorous principals, and crisp reeds become an excellent vehicle for the recording of this set of organ works. The Fritts organ in this recording reflects company goals of “quality and integrity” in a classic, superlative instrument. The elegance of sound optimizes the compositions of W.F. Bach, a fine composer of music not heard frequently enough. This recording piques the curiosity to learn more about Dr. Brown and her international and AGO background, and especially the Fritts instrument. The listener is urged to explore websites and further contact with this artist and the exceptional organs built by Fritts.
Submitted on 03/04/11 by howsweetthesound 
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Works Details

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in G minor, F. 37 (BR A92)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 33 (BR A90)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1740

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in C minor, F. 32 (BR A89)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 1758

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s) :: Fugue in C minor
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for organ in F major, F. 36 (BR A91)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s) :: Fugue in C minor
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s) :: Fugue in B flat major
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s) :: Fugue in D major
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Chorale preludes (7) for organ, F. 38/1 (BR A93-99)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Fugue for keyboard in B flat major, F. 34 (doubtful)
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Work(s) :: Fugue in A minor
  • Performer: Julia Brown (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical