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The Instruments Of Classical Music: The Organ
Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, George Frederick Handel
The Instruments Of Classical Music: The Organ
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Kathy M.
Reviewed on 3/29/2013...
I really don't know why one of the reviewers is complaining about the organ being "minimal" on this recording. To start with Bach's Toccata from his "Toccata and Fugue, for Organ in D minor, BWV 565" will make one sit up and take notice. It would be nice to have the entire piece, but this is a piece that can get the listener's blood pumping. Finishing with Camille Saint-Saens' "Symphony No. 3 in C minor ('Organ'), Op. 78: Allegro" is a great way to end the CD. How many symphonies have you heard with an organ? And believe me, this organ can, and does, hold it's own with the orchestra. The selections in between Bach and Saint-Seans aren't that bad, but as stated, they could have been better. If one would like a good beginner's CD for powerful organ music, this is one of them.




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Not Bad for 6 US Dollars
Daniel Ponder | WAKE FOREST, NC United States | 12/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This particular cd is an excellent choice for those who want an introduction to organ music. The collection music from germany, England, and France - the three main categories of organ music. The only downside to this CD is that only part 1 of the Toccata and Fugue in d-minor BWV565 is on this CD. Overall, the performances are not bad. However, there are better recordings of this stuff."
So where is the organ
yosemite sam | 12/03/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"i agree the selections are iffy, and there are better versions, but my main complaint is much like the old, 'where is the beef' ad.

just where is the organ...minimal is the answer. i bght this to hear mostly heavy duty organ, this did not even begin to satisfy that yen."