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Helmut Walcha

Helmut Walcha Complete Recordings on Archiv Produktion (32CD)

A MUST FOR ORGAN LOVERS

32 CD Original Jackets Collection: the first edition to comprise all of Helmut Walcha’s recordings on Archiv Produktion, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Walcha’s passing (11 August). Includes both the stereo (1956–1971) and the mono cycles (1947–1952) of Bach’s complete works for organ; harpsichord recordings consisting of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Violin Sonatas BWV 1014–1019 with Henryk Szeryng, the latter originally issued on Philips; plus other organ works from the early North German repertoire, including Bruhns, Scheidt, Buxtehude, and Sweelinck. Several discographical milestones are part of the edition. Includes the first international CD release of Wacha’s recently rediscovered, very first recording from 1927: the Bach chorale “Dir, Dir Jehova” BWV 452 with the Thomanerchor Leipzig, with an improvised organ introduction by Walcha to the sung chorale.

TRACK LIST
CDs 1-23 J.S. BACH – Organ Works
CDs 1–12 STEREO; CDs 13–23 MONO

CD 1 Toccatas & Fugues BWV 565, 540, 538, 564; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major BWV 564; Fantasia (Prelude) and Fugue in G minor “Great” BWV 542
CD 2 Fantasia in C minor BWV 562; Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582; Pièce d’orgue (Fantasia) in G major BWV 572; Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537; Preludes & Fugues BWV 547, 541
CD 3 Preludes & Fugues BWV 544, 534 (App. B), 546, 543; (Trio) Sonatas for Organ Nos. 1 & 6, BWV 525 & 530
CD 4 (Trio) Sonatas for Organ Nos. 2–5, BWV 526–529; Preludes & Fugues BWV 545, 536
CD 5 Preludes & Fugues BWV 531–532, 550, 539, 551; Fugue in C minor BWV 574 on a theme by Giovanni Bononcini (op. 6); Fugue in B minor BWV 579 on a Theme by Arcangelo Corelli
CD 6 Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 535; Fugue in G minor BWV 578; Pastorella in F major BWV 590;
Canzona in D minor BWV 588; Allabreve in D major BWV 589 (possibly after Johann David Heinichen);
4 Duets from Clavier-Übung III BWV 802–805; Fuga a (3) 4 Soggetti in D minor, No. 20 from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 (completed by Helmut Walcha)
CD 7 Orgelbüchlein BWV 599–639 (40 Chorale Preludes)
CD 8 Orgelbüchlein BWV 640–644 (5 Choral Preludes); 2 Chorale Preludes, BWV 709, 727;
Praeludium pro Organo pleno from Prelude and Fugue in E flat major “St. Anne” BWV 552 (Clavier-Übung III);
15 Chorale Preludes from Clavier-Übung III BWV 669–683
CD 9 6 Chorale Preludes from Clavier-Übung III;
Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno from Prelude and Fugue in E flat major “St. Anne” BWV 552 (Clavier-Übung III)
3 Chorale Preludes: BWV 733, 734, 700; Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 769 (Canonic Variations on the Christmas Song); 2 Choral Preludes: BWV 653b, 736
CD 10 18 Chorale Preludes (beg.) BWV 651–664 (Leipzig revisions)
CD 11 18 Chorale Preludes (cont.) BWV 665–668 (Leipzig revisions);
6 Schübler Chorales BWV 645–650; Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig BWV 768;
The Art of Fugue · Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 (beg.): Contrapunctus 1–5
CD 12 The Art of Fugue · Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 (cont.)
CD 13 Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig BWV 768;
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major “St. Anne” BWV 552 from Clavier-Übung III;
6 Schübler Chorales BWV 645–650;
Sacred Song “Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen” BWV 452*
*Thomanerchor Leipzig, Karl Straube; First release on CD
CD 14 Demonstration of the Cappel organ with improvisation by Helmut Walcha;
Preludes and Fugues BWV 531–536, 538
CD 15 Fantasia and Fugue BWV 537; Fugue in D minor BWV 539; Toccatas and Fugues BWV 540 & 541;
Fantasia (Prelude) and Fugue in G minor “Great” BWV 542; Preludes and Fugues BWV 543 & 544
CD 16 Preludes and Fugues BWV 545–548, 550, 551, 562, 564
CD 17 Toccata and Fugue BWV 565; Prelude and Fugue BWV 566; Pièce d’orgue (Fantasia) in G major BWV 572;
Fugue in G minor BWV 578; Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582; Canzona BWV 588;
Allabreve in D major BWV 589 (possibly after Johann David Heinichen); Pastorella in F major BWV 590
CD 18 (Trio) Sonatas for Organ Nos. 1–6 BWV 525–530
CD 19 Praeludium pro Organo pleno from Prelude and Fugue in E flat major “St. Anne” BWV 552 (Clavier-Übung III);
10 Chorale Preludes from Clavier-Übung III BWV 669–671, 676, 678, 680, 682, 684, 686, 688;
4 Duets from Clavier-Übung III BWV 802–805;
3 Chorale Preludes from Clavier-Übung III BWV 672–674
CD 20 Chorale Preludes from Clavier-Übung III: BWV 675, 677, 679, 681, 683, 685, 687, 689;
Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno from Prelude and Fugue in E flat major “St. Anne” BWV 552;
18 Chorale Preludes (beg.) BWV 651–658 (Leipzig revisions)
CD 21 18 Chorale Preludes (cont.) BWV 651–658 (Leipzig revisions);
Orgelbüchlein BWV 599–609 (11 Choral Preludes)
CD 22 Orgelbüchlein BWV 610–644 (34 Choral Preludes)
CD 23 6 Schübler Chorales BWV 645–650;
6 Chorale Preludes: BWV 727, 653b, 736, 733, 734, 700;
Partite diverse sopra: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig BWV 768;
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 769 (Canonic Variations on the Christmas Song)

CDs 24-27: J.S. BACH – WTK Books 1 & 2
CD 24-27 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II BWV 846–893

CDs 28-29 J.S. BACH – Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord
CD 28-29 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Nos. 1–6 BWV 1014–1019
Henryk Szeryng
CDs 30-32 Organ Masters before Bach
CD 30 LÜBECK: Prelude and Fugue in E major;
BUXTEHUDE: Passacaglia in D minor BuxWV 161,
Prelude and Fugue in G minor BuxWV 149,
Prelude and Fugue in E minor BuxWV 142
SCHEIDT: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz;
BUXTEHUDE: Prelude and Fugue in D minor BuxWV 140,
Chaconne in E minor BuxWV 160,
Prelude and Fugue in F major BuxWV 145
CD 31 BRUHNS: Prelude and Fugue in E minor “The Great”;
SCHEIDT: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland;
BUXTEHUDE: Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor BuxWV 146;
SWEELINCK: Fantasia cromatica SwWV 258;
BRUHNS: Prelude and Fugue in E minor;
BUXTEHUDE: Prelude and Fugue in D major BuxWV 139;
TUNDER: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott;
LÜBECK: Prelude and Fugue in D minor;
BÖHM: Prelude and Fugue in C major
CD 32 BRUHNS: Prelude and Fugue in G major;
BUXTEHUDE: Chaconne in C minor BuxWV 159;
LÜBECK: Prelude and Fugue in G minor;
BUXTEHUDE: Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C major BuxWV 137;
PACHELBEL: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig; Chaconne in F minor;
BUXTEHUDE: Prelude and Fugue in E major BuxWV 141