Bach: Organ Works Vol. II - Robert Quinney
Continuing its work with the rising stars of the early music world, CORO is delighted to present its second recording with one of The Sixteen Orchestra's principal members - Robert Quinney. This album, which was recorded at Trinity College, Cambridge, on the beautiful Metzler Organ, features a number of virtuosic works from Bach's early years including one of the most famous pieces of organ music in the repertory - the Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565). The disc also includes the Toccata and Fugue in F (BWV 540) and the Passacaglia (BWV 582) - one of Bach's most well-known and important organ works. Robert Schumann described the variations of Passacaglia as 'intertwined so ingeniously that one can never cease to be amazed.'
“the most distinctive feature is the way Quinney's authoritative distillation of the music never results in dry, academic essays - while, also, never playing to the gallery with maverick rhetorical effects...Quinney's Bach gets to the heart of the music with refreshing clarity and a communication born of genuine understanding.”
Bach, J S:
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Chorale Prelude BWV739 'Wie schön leuchte der Morgenstern'
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564
Fuga sopra il Magnificat 'Meine Seele erhebt den Herren', BWV733
Chorale Prelude BWV662 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Chorale Prelude BWV663 'Allein Gott in der höh sei Ehr'
Trio super 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV664
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV582
Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV540
Robert Quinney (Metzler Organ of Trinity College, Cambridge)