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Dutch organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman is one of the most distinguished Bach interpreters of our time. On this DVD, he is featured interpreting Johann Sebastian Bach's greatest organ works, including the popular Toccata in D minor and the Fugue in G minor. He plays on the world-famous Silbermann Organ in Freiberg (Saxony). The organ was completed in 1714 and thoroughly restored in 1982/1983 and it closely retains its original condition. Bach adored his contemporary Gottfried Silbermann's organs for their exquisite sound and the recording allows the listener to enjoy this sound to the full while offering a closer look at this marvellously crafted instrument. In the second part of this DVD Ton Koopman is "At Home with Bach!" He plays favourite harpsichord pieces and accompanies the eminent Bach Singer Klaus Mertens in popular arias. The programme was filmed in the enchanting Gohlis Castle near Leipzig, a late baroque jewel built in 1755.
910 (11:38) ; Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A minor, BWV
989 (15:50) ; Capriccio in B flat major "sopra la lontananza del fratello diletissimo, " BWV
Little preludes from the Clavier-Büchlein for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, BWV 924-931 (9:55) ; Six little preludes, BWV 933-938 (11:50) ; Five little preludes from the collection of Johann Peter Kellner, BWV 939-943 (4:14) ; Prelude in C minor, BWV
999 (from the collection of Johann Peter Kellner, originally for lute) (1:45) ; Prelude, fugue & allegro in E flat major, BWV