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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.
Brighton, England : Seventh Art Productions, 2013.
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Prelude & fugue no. 6 in D minor (BWV 851)
French suite no. 5 in G major, Sarabande & Gavotte (Schmieder-Verz 816).
Ronald Brautigam, internationally respected musician, remarkable not only for his virtuosity and musicality but also for the eclectic nature of his musical interests, presents a history of piano music. Brautigam discusses and performs a specific piano piece from composers including Scarlatti, JS Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. In each film he demonstrates not only his skill as a pianist but his insightful and humorous knowledge of musical history. 'An absolutely instinctive Mozartian ... with melodic playing of consummate beauty' International Record Review. 'Brautigam uses many an artistic trick without ever seeming to be trying at all.' Music Web. Directed by award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky.