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J.S. Bach: The Poet Musician / François Ménissier, organ

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 43), BWV 641 (BC K70)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 42), BWV 640 (BC K69)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 44), BWV 642
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 38), BWV 636 (BC K65)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Alle Menschen müssen sterben (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 45), BWV 643 (BC K72
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 46), BWV 644 (BC K7
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasia for organ in G major, BWV 572 (BC J83)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/1), BWV 669 (BC K1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/2), BWV 670 (BC K2)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/3), BWV 671 (BC K3)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Trio Sonata for Organ no 4 in E minor, BWV 528
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 653 (BC K76)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle no 18), BWV 668
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Notes & Reviews:

It is thanks to Albert Schweitzer that the Eglise Saint-Thomas in Strasbourg and its famous Silbermann organ holds a special place in the 20th-century rediscovery of Bach's organ works. In addition to writing the book Bach, the Poet-Musician, in which he sought to explain the public's instinctive attractions to the cantor's works, Schweitzer was also titular organist at the Eglise de Saint-Thomas and a fierce defender of its instrument. It was also Schweitzer who originally had the idea of organizing a concert entirely devoted to Bach's music on the anniversary of his death, July 28, 1908, an idea that was to be taken up again each succeeding year. These annual concerts became one of the most solid institutions of musical life in Strasbourg.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 43), BWV 641 (BC K70)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 42), BWV 640 (BC K69)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 44), BWV 642
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 38), BWV 636 (BC K65)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Alle Menschen müssen sterben (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 45), BWV 643 (BC K72
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 46), BWV 644 (BC K7
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasia for organ in G major, BWV 572 (BC J83)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/1), BWV 669 (BC K1)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/2), BWV 670 (BC K2)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/3), BWV 671 (BC K3)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Trio Sonata for Organ no 4 in E minor, BWV 528
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 653 (BC K76)
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708-1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle no 18), BWV 668
  • Performer: François Menissier (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Thomas's Church, Strasbourg, Germany (05/13/2000-05/14/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723