Episode 11: The 'Dorian' Toccata in D minor
Monday, November 17, 2014
Today we're playing "organ donor," offering you a free download of the Toccata from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Dorian), BWV 538
Peter Hurford, organ
Available at Arkivmusic.com
In 1705, J.S. Bach arranged to take four weeks off his job as the organist in Arnstadt, Germany to go study with the Danish-German organist Dietrich Buxtehude. The 20-year-old, walked all the way there -- some 250 miles. He came back three months later with the inspiration he was looking for, and his compositional style grew. The British organist Peter Hurford has recorded a complete cycle of Bach's organ works, including this D minor Toccata and Fugue.
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