Episode #1611

Johann and Max

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Detail of a portrait of Bach Detail of a portrait of Bach (Wikipedia Commons)

With Max Reger's birthday on March 19 and J.S. Bach's on March 21, Pipedreams looks at both composers' works for the organ. Both figures, though their births were separated by nearly 200 years, were masters of the fugue, as well as toccatas and chorale settings, which will be heard on a variety of instruments.

Program Playlist:

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 550
Simon Preston(1993 Klais/St. John's Smith Square, London)

Max Reger: Prelude & Fugue in G, Op. 85, No. 2 
Bernard Haas(1906 Link/Evangelical church, Giengen an der Brenz)

Bach: 3 Chorale-preludes (Allein zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100; Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 737; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 1105)
Gerhard Weinberger (1767 Volckland/St. Boniface Church, Tröchtelborn)

Reger: Aus tiefer Not, Op. 67, No. 3
Christopher Anderson(1951 Aeolian-Skinner, expanded/Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX) 

Bach: Aus tiefer Not, BWV 686
Olivier Vernet (1737 Treutmann/Grauhof Cloister, Goslar) 

Reger: Passion, No. 4 fr Seven Pieces, Op. 145 
Edgar Krapp(1981 Eisenbarth/Passau Cathedral) 

Bach: Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552b 
David Rothe (1990 Yokota/California State University, Chico, CA) 

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