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JS Bach - Organ Works (Albert Schweitzer)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (Albert Schweitzer)

Albert Schweitzer born 1875 in Alsace as a son of a Lutheran pastor, he was drawn to music at an early age, deputising at 9 for the local organist. Later, he studied theology, philosophy and musical theory at Strasbourg University and continued his organ studies under famous organist and composer Charles-Marie Widor and piano studies under Isidore Philipp in Paris. 1896 he resolved to live for science and art, until he was 30, then he devoted himself to serve humanity. In 1903 he begun to study medicine. He published in 1905 his famous book about Johann Sebastian Bach. From 1905 to 1913 he was organist of the Paris Bach Society.

For his humanitary work he was awarded 1952 with Nobel Peace Prize, and 1955 with Order of Merit.

This CD contains monaural recordings from 1950s, originally released on 78 rpm discs and old studio tapes, digitally remastered and restored. Also the frequency range is not Hi-Fi or DA quality...


01. BWV 565 [Toccata et Fuga D minor] (8:59)
02. BWV 731 [Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier] (2:58)
03. BWV 545 [Praeludium et Fuga C major] (7:03)
04. BWV 665 [Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand] (4:16)
05. BWV 548 [Praeludium et Fuga E minor] (16:05)
06. BWV 678 [Fuga G minor (die kleine)] (4:11)
07. BWV 611 [Christum wir sollen loben schon] (2:32)
08. BWV 656 [O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig] (9:58)
09. BWV 564 [Toccata (Adagio et Fuga) C major]. Toccata (7:35)
10. BWV 564 [Toccata (Adagio et Fuga) C major]. Adagioo (4:42)
11. BWV 564 [Toccata (Adagio et Fuga) C major]. Fuga (7:50)



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