JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)/MAX REGER (1873-1916): Toccatas BWV 910-913 & 915, BACH: Toccatas BWV 914 & 916 (arr. Christoph Schoerner).
Catalogue Number: 08T042
Reference: 949 1981-6
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Reger only arranged five of Bach’s seven harpsichord toccatas for organ so the organist here plays them note-for-note as Bach wrote them, BWV 916 on the small-scale “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Organ” and BWV 914 of the Great Organ of this, the main church in Hamburg for organ recitals (it has four organs, only one of which is not used here). The rest are full of Reger’s wide dynamics, changes of manual, modifications of tempo and general Romantic expressiveness. Christoph Schoerner (organs of St. Michaelis Church, Hamburg).