Bach: Toccata and Fugue & Other Works Simone Stella

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Label: OnClassical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
  • 1Toccata03:05
  • 2Fugue07:24
  • Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Passacaglia in D Minor, BuxWV 161
  • 3Passacaglia in D Minor, BuxWV 16106:39
  • Nicolaus Bruhns (1665 1697): Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in E Minor, The Great
  • 4Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in E Minor, The Great08:30
  • Georg Böhm (1661-1733): Vater unser im Himmelreich
  • 5Vater unser im Himmelreich04:20
  • Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706): Chaconne in F Minor
  • 6Chaconne in F Minor08:53
  • Johann Adam Reincken (1623-1722): Fuga in G Minor
  • 7Fuga in G Minor05:02
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Schubler Chorales, BWV 645-650
  • 8Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 64504:45
  • 18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, Leipziger Chorale
  • 9Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 65904:42
  • 10Fugue in G Minor, BWV 57803:41
  • Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BuxWV 139
  • 11Prelude00:58
  • 12Fugue in C Major, BuxWV 17403:30
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata, adagio and fugue in C Major, BWV 564
  • 13I. Toccata05:57
  • 14II. Adagio04:42
  • 15III. Fugue05:15
  • Total Runtime01:17:23

Info for Bach: Toccata and Fugue & Other Works

A particularly appetizing album for the lovers of the king of instruments. It containts some of the most notable music of the Baroque era, including the famous Toccata and Fugue BWV 565.

The virtuoso Stella gaves us a fresh and invigorating reading of these memorable pages, such as the Pachelbel's Chaconne, the Buxtehude's Passacaglia, the Prelude and Fugue in E minor by Bruhns, in a recording that is a trip among the composers who mostly inspired the genius of Weimar. The sound of the 2-klavier Zanin organ and of the Church of St. Antonio Abate are perfectly captured by Simonetto using Neumann microphones and pre / AD signed Prism Sound.

Simone Stella, harpsichord

Simone Stella
Born in Florence in 1981, Simone Stella is a pupil of harpsichordist Francesco Cera. He also studied organ with Mariella Mochi and Alessandro Albenga and organ improvisation with Fausto Caporali and Stefano Rattini. Mr. Stella has attended many courses and seminars held by internationally acclaimed artists, including Ton Koopman, Matteo Imbruno, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Luca Scandali, Giancarlo Parodi, Stefano Innocenti, Klemens Schnorr, Ludger Lohmann, Michel Bouvard, Monika Henking, and Guy Bovet.

Simone Stella is winner of the 2nd and 3rd “A. Esposito” Youth Organ Competitions held in Lucca (2004-05), and the 1st “Agati-Tronci” International Organ Competition held in Pistoia (2008).

He performs, especially as a soloist, in Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and United States. His repertoire includes harpsichord and organ music from every historical era up to and including the present day. Particularly interesting is his live performance (2009-10) of the complete organ works by Dieterich Buxtehude in the historical Church of Orsanmichele in Florence, where he was titular organist.

He has recorded the First Book of Suites de pièces by Georg Friderich Handel exclusively for OnClassical, and the Complete Harpsichord and Organ Works by Dietrich Buxtehude, George Boehm, Adam Reincken, Johann Gottfried Walther (soon to be released); this grand project is also under the aegis of international renowned label Brilliant Classics which actively supports it and prints the album-version.

This album contains no booklet.

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