Episode 11: The 'Dorian' Toccata in D minor

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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.

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

Peter Hurford, organ
London 443485-2
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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Comments [3]

Hmmm, KBL.

This -- COMMENTS [5 -- looks surprisingly like a cut 'n' paste job to me. Keep repeating yourself.

I stand by my original statement. And I'm not a heldentenor with free downloads on multiple websites, yada,yada,yada.

DD~~

Nov. 17 2014 11:51 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

COMMENTS [5

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Nov. 17 2014 07:44 PM

Wow, Bach's organ music played on the organ. What a rarity during Bachstock.

(Yes, yes, I know about Saturday's marathon, but there have been LOTS of transcriptions during Bachstock.) DD~~

Nov. 17 2014 07:07 PM

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