J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644
Stephen Farr (organ)
Trost Organ, Stadtkirche, Waltershausen
Organist Stephen Farr continues his survey of works by Johann Sebastian Bach with one of the composer’s major collections of organ chorale preludes – the Orgelbüchlein.
This unfinished compendium of miniatures, said by Mendelssohn to bear ‘most evidently the marks of his genius’, contains much variety with each of the forty-six completed works containing a well-defined and individual character.
For this recording, Farr performs on the eighteenth-century Trost organ of Waltershausen’s stunning Stadtkirche in the Thuringian region of Germany.