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Episode 11: The 'Dorian' Toccata in D minor

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Today we're playing "organ donor," offering you a free download of the Toccata from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Dorian), BWV 538

Peter Hurford, organ
London 443485-2
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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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