No 72 Organ music

Tue 18th June 2019  »  5:00 pm
Katholische Propsteikirche
Bach and Dresden

– J. S. Bach: Fantasie und Fuge c-Moll, BWV 537 – J. S. Bach: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665a – J. S. Bach: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland alio modo, BWV 666a – G. A. Merkel: Variationen über ein Thema von Beethoven, op. 45 – J. S. Bach: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 668a – J. S. Bach: Passacaglia c-Moll, BWV 582

Christian Schmitt

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In the obituary of 1754, Bach was described as »the greatest organ and clavier player we have ever had«. Bach was most actively engaged with organ music between 1708 and 1714, when he was court organist in Weimar: »The pleasure of his gracious Lord in his playing spurred him on to try everything possible in the art of playing the organ.« But in Leipzig too, Bach wrote a large number of works for organ or re-worked older ones, even though he held no post as an organist.