BACH: Complete Organ Music
Label: Musical Concepts
Budget Periods: Baroque
Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performers: Walter Kraft
Johann Sebastian Bach
Twelve CDs from sonically restored analog masters
Over 14 hours of music
Historical details of organs included.
Walter Kraft, Organ
Walter Kraft recorded Bach's voluminous works for the organ, on 20 historic instruments in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, most built during the composer's lifetime. This set was regarded as complete at the time although it leaves out all alternative version of the many chorale preludes. Released in a series of three-disc sets by VOX in one of the label's most ambitious undertakings, these recordings by a master player from the mid-century interpretive tradition made these pivotal works available to a wide audience at a bargain price. Now for the first time this complete set is available on CD in new digital re-masterings of the archival Vox tapes.