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Bach: Great Organ Works

Johann Sebastian Bach , Peter Hurford Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 9:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, awake') 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - "Great"12:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 730 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 58212:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV 55215:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 8:24$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 56415:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: "In dulci jubilo", BWV 729 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 54310:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: Fantasia in G, BWV 572 7:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 53211:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 734 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 694 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian"13:49$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Peter Hurford
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (February 14, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: London / Decca
  • ASIN: B000004248
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,342 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach at it's best July 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
As a former organist and lifelong Bach fanatic this compilation of some of Bach's best known works is simply as good as it gets. Peter Hurford, nearing perfection at the "Queen of Instruments", puts the five organs from around the world through their paces like nobody's business. Bach himself would have been proud of Hurford's interpretation. Master Composer meets Master Performer - a must have for every organ lover.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I've Ever Heard July 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am an organist myself, and I must say that Peter Hurford is the number one master of playing the organ. It sounds as if he has become the organ and creates outstanding music that will give you very intense emotions that you have never felt before. His omnipotent playing abilities are unreal. This is one CD no one, not even the average person, would send back for a refund. You do not have to be a music lover to enjoy Bach's almighty works. This is a very good deal; 2 CDs for less than the price of one new-release CD at a store.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great recording of the Bach organ masterpieces July 7, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Peter Hurford, one of the great organists around, has produced a great recording of the great organ masterpieces of one of the greatest organ composers ever! In this recording you have almost all of the most famous Bach works. I was quite impressed with the quality of his playing, and his interpretation and style is very good! This is a great recording for the "light" Bach lover to the serious Bach lover!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I've Ever Heard July 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am an organist myself, and I must say that Peter Hurford is the number one master of playing the organ. It sounds as if he has become the organ and creates outstanding music that will give you very intense emotions that you have never felt before. His omnipotent playing abilities are unreal. This is one CD no one, not even the average person, would send back for a refund. You do not have to be a music lover to enjoy Bach's almighty works. This is a very good deal; 2 CDs for less than the price of one new-release CD at a store.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull moment in this Bach recording..... May 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Peter Hurford is perhaps one of the foremost organists of his time. He has not only studied music but law as well, giving a scholarly twist on his education. I have always been pleased by his interpretations of Bach. They are no-nonsense, with strict tempos, clean, accurate passages, and registrations which are very lush and vibrant. For the new fan of Bach, there is no better place to start, as this set contains all of the "big" organ pieces for which Bach became legendary, as well as a few well-known chorale preludes. For those who wish to explore Bach's organ contributions in more detail, buy Hurford's complete Bach recordings (Although I believe it is out of print or very hard to obtain, as I have not yet found one). If this is the case, buy Marie-Claire Alain's version on Erato. No two organists understand Bach better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurford plays very musically November 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Peter Hurford is a wonderul musician.. his interpretations of this music are musical.. (esp. with the St. Anne Fugue where each of the three variations are connected with beatiful transitions..)

A wonderful recording.. in an era where everything has to be perfect,

it's nice to hear an artist take some risk and give us their own

personal, unique, and original interpretations.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Apart from that Peter Hurford is an excellent organ player, you have to hear this organ. Especially on the BWV 552 Prelude and Fugue in E flat major. It is majestic.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! July 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I find myself a Bach fanatic, and I have very decisively studied him. I find that his pieces are without a doubt the pinnacle of Baroque style and composition. I am an organist and I must say that you don't have to be an musician to appreciate the difficulty and talent here! This is without a doubt a wonderful CD. I feel that this CD will most definately get you addicted to Bach, although there are other CDs you might consider advancing to. After years of use, I felt a desire to hear it all, and so then I bought Marie-Claire Alain's box set of complete organ works. It was wonderful. So in all i believe this is a great CD for people who enjoy Bach, but for those who wish to step up to the next level I would recommend Alain's Box Set.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic music!
This Bach CD is fabulous. I turn up the volume and listen to it alot. It never fails to give me a musical thrill.
Published 1 month ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Chills
I played this cd on my car player, haven't even tried it on my klipsch speakers, music was absolutely emotionally moving.
Published 11 months ago by peeoui1
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I've found that though the Bach is excellent, the player, Peter Hurford, isn't as good as had hoped. Read more
Published 15 months ago by CharlesEtheridge
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this double CD pack.
Bach's best organ music is here. Classical music at its best. I listen to them with lights turned off during the night to cancel out other distractions.
Published 15 months ago by iluvhungergames
5.0 out of 5 stars At last!
There's nothing remotely like an organ for Bach and there's no composer like Bach for the organ. I have been looking for a really good recording of his work for a long time and it... Read more
Published 17 months ago by John Kay
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Hurford is the MAN !!!
I admit that I am not a fan of Organ music. Too many terrifying memories of Catholic school or mass or something. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Christopher Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Performer Master Composer Awesome Organ!
This 2 disc set is an incredible deal: 2X- 73 minute discs for the price of 1 at a media store. Peter Hurford is one of the most incredible organists I have ever heard. Read more
Published on November 9, 2011 by Skeezicks
4.0 out of 5 stars My Review of Bach: Great Organ Works
I have been taking an adult ed class on Bach. This CD contained many of the organ works discussed, is performed by one of the instructor's favorites, and is good quality.
Published on March 9, 2011 by Doug
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Interpretation
I am neither an organist nor an expert on Bach, but I appreciated Peter Hurford'a interpretation of Bach Preludes and Fugues, Tocattas, and other works. Read more
Published on March 6, 2011 by Philip W. Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Most dynamic organ classics are on this CD...
E. Power Biggs fans get a little different rendion of classic organ favorites with this CD. May be a little hard for some to believe that a Toccata and Fugue in D will stir the... Read more
Published on March 22, 2009 by pi2r
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