JOHANN KUHNAU (1660-1722): Complete Organ Music - 6 Biblische Sonaten, Sonata in B Flat, Ciacona in F Minor, 9 Preludes, 2 Fugues, Toccata in A, Frische Clavier Früchte - 7 Sonatas.
Catalogue Number: 08R013
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Kuhnau’s music is highly innovative: refined and beautiful melodies, skilful use of dissonances and a Corelli-like elegance. He introduced Monteverdi’s “affetti” in his organ works, creating in the vividly pictorial “Biblical Sonatas” the first instrumental “program music” while the seven sonatas of the “Fresh Keyboard Fruits” are more conventional in design and character. 3 CDs. Stefano Molardi (Silbermann organs of Freiburg Cathedral and of the Marienkirche, Rötha, Germany).