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  • Performer: Gerhard Weinberger
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (November 18, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 22
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: CPO
  • ASIN: B001HBX8QO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476,285 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Over the past several years all twenty-two of the discs in this box set have been issued singly and they have been received with mixed reviews. Some have felt that Weinberger's Bach was the best thing since sliced bread, others have felt that his playing is too severe, too uninflected. Not surprisingly I find myself somewhere in the middle of this range of opinion. On the whole I prefer Bach to be played 'straight' and have typically been less pleased with Romantic-tinged or highly personal interpretations. On the other hand, I feel that Professor Weinberger's playing can be somewhat mechanical at times. For instance, in the Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582, the playing is so severe and so strictly in tempo that one loses interest in this great work before it is finished. But, contrarily, I love his way with some of the minor, less grand works, such as, say, some of the Kirnberger chorales. For instance, I was really taken with the tenderness of the Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier Chorale, BWV 706/1 & 2. Obviously part of this is due to the registrations that Weinberger chooses. And since the works on each of the 22 CDs was performed on a different North German baroque-era organ, the sound does indeed vary from disc to disc. (In fact, there are twenty-four organs heard because on CD 9 three different organs are heard.) Organ builders included are such masters as Silbermann, Wagner, Schröter and Hildebrandt among others.

Gerhard Weinberger, not known terribly well here in America, is a 60-year-old native of Bavaria who studied primarily with Lehrndorfer in Munich. He is professor of organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold and is a musicologist as well, having published complete editions of organ music by Krebs and Schumann.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Laurson on December 14, 2008
This box offers complete - absolutely positively complete* - organ works of Bach - which also includes lots of apocryphal Bach. Gerhard Weinberger has been recording this canon since 1997, and he finished earlier this year with a (world premiere) recording of the recently rediscovered Chorale Fantasia BWV 1128 and Die Kunst der Fuge. This is the most complete set of Bach's organ works yet, including more Bach (and works once thought to be by Bach) than my Wolfgang Stockmeier set on Art & Music. I wasn't very fond of the last two releases: on volume 20 the Carl Christian Hofmann Organ (St.Marien Mecterstädt, 1770) is tuned in a way that cannot please my ears and Die Kunst der Fuge I have heard more to my liking, elsewhere. (Isoir, Bach: L'Art de la Fugue) But hearing the 19 preceding volumes, only some of which I had already owned, I was delighted throughout.

Weinberger doesn't aim for bombast (near-impossible, on the historic instruments from Saxony and Thuringia, anyway), and he is not the most impressive in some of the `biggest hits' works. I agree with Scott Morrison's review above, especially about the Passacaglia [though not as much about the Art of the Fugue]. Karl Richter's 3 CD set is still a mandatory addition to any Bach organ collection, no matter which interpreter's set you already have. But apart from minor quibbles, it is a magnificent complete set... and deserves inclusion in a proud Bach collection for its completeness. For those who look for 'juicier' Bach, Kevin Bowyer's set (Nimbus) might be an apt alternative, but then so is almost every other easily available major set. Meanwhile, for everyday enjoyment, these sets are all likely to appeal more readily: 1.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on July 3, 2012
Already owning sets of organ music of Bach by Helmut Walcha, Michel Chapuis, Peter Hurford, and Lionel Rogg...I was hesitant to get another. Especially being that organ was really Bach's instrument you must understand and hear his organ music if you are to understand this undisputed master.

Weinberger's set is a revelation. I heard these pieces anew!!! His insight and playing is unsurpassed and this is not my absolute favorite set of the organ works.
Also, the engineers at CPO deserve equal billing with Weinberger because the fidelity of these recordings are the best organ on disc PERIOD.

Highest recommendation!
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