J.S. Bach: Chorale Partitas, BWV 766-768 & 770

J.S. Bach: Chorale Partitas, BWV 766-768 & 770

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Total playing time [55:46]

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Stephen Farr (organ)

Following on from his lauded recording of of Clavier-Übung III celebrated organist Stephen Farr continues his survey of Johann Sebatian Bach’s organ works with the four Chorale Partitas, BWV 766–768 & 770.

This volume also marks the first recording on a substantial and colourful three-manual Bernard Aubertin organ newly installed in a private residence in Fairwarp, East Sussex in 2015.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'Farr's intellectual rigour is indispensable, abetting performances that are preeminently clear-sighted, articulate, and inquisitive'

- BBC Music Magazine

'Farr's intellectual rigour is indispensable, abetting performances that are preeminently clear-sighted, articulate, and inquisitive'
BBC Music Magazine

'Thanks to the effortless virtuosity of Stephen Farr’s magnificent playing, Bach’s music is conveyed to the listener with eloquent clarity. Farr’s performances are characterised by a stylish restraint, which suits both the music and the refined sounds of the organ.'
Gramophone

'Stephen Farr makes the most of the tonal colours on this interesting organ, and the temperament by Thomas Young (1800) gives bold character to the tonalities'
Choir & Organ

'Both the choice of instrument and the playing are highly commendable, and the sense of relaxed control, where tempi and articulation match each other excellently, make this a splendid performance.'
Early Music Review

'There are enchanting flutes, caressing mutations and an overall sense of domesticity which transforms these into personal reflections on the chorales'
MusicWeb International

'[...] fine performances of extended chorale treatments. Beautiful music, well communicated'
Lark Reviews

'Stephen Farr’s playing is generally relatively brisk, but as a result of impeccable articulation and touch the sound remains admirably clear in the acoustic'
Andrew Benson-Wilson (andrewbensonwilson.com)

'Farr does a valuable service in enabling the listener to compare these unusual and rewarding works [...] this useful release draws attention to some fascinating compositions'
Classical Source

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10234
Producer, Engineer & Editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791400
Cover image: Organ detail © Resonus Limited
Release date: 1 Feburary 2019