Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean Guillou - Toccatas Et Fugues

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The very famous Jean Guillou (1930-2019), known among audiophiles for his Dorian recordings, plays Bach on the Breda organ. Almost a forgotten...


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The very famous Jean Guillou (1930-2019), known among audiophiles for his Dorian recordings, plays Bach on the Breda organ. Almost a forgotten recording. Jean Guillou's interpretation of the toccatas and fugues refers to the latest edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's collected works, the Leipzig "New Bach Edition". His innovative and unconventional style has accompanied Guillou throughout his career both as an organist and as a teacher. His technical skills and improvisational ability have made him one of the leading international organists.

His leadership by example coupled with profound technical know-how enabled the construction of amazing new organs for various European cathedrals and concert halls in theory and design, expanding the potential of the instruments. For any Bach lover, and especially the friends of his organ compositions, this album is an absolute must. Thanks to Guillou's inspired playing, the organ in Breda Cathedral - one of the largest in the Netherlands - literally awakens from its slumber. The recording was made on November 15-17, 1984.

Album: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccatas Et Fugues, Jean Guillou
Label: AudioNautes Recordings – AN-2105-UHQ
Format: UHQCD, Stereo, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country: Italy
Released: 2022
Genre: Classical
Style: Baroque, Organ


1. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565
2. Toccata and Fugue in F Major BWV 5401
3. Toccata and Fugue in E Major BWV 566
4. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 5641
5. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Dorian) BWV 538

Composed By Johann Sebastian Bach

Mastering: Pietro Benini, Fabio Fornari, Fabio Camorani at TOP Studio
Transfer from the original master source: Miles Showell, Abbey Road Studios
Digital file preparation: Stefano Cappelli, Creative Mastering

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccatas Et Fugues, Jean Guillou - UHQ CD, Limited, Numbered

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Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean Guillou - Toccatas Et Fugues

Regular price £49.95