WALTHER: COMPLETE ORGAN MUSIC (12 CDS)
For the first time on CD: the complete organ works by Walther!
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748, a near contemporary of Bach) spent the major part of his life as the organist of the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Weimar, where he also was teacher of the Duke of Weimar. He formed a close friendship with Johann Sebastian Bach, of whom he was a second cousin.
Walther’s organ music may be divided into a large corpus of Chorale settings, in which he followed the tradition of Bach, and the transcriptions of fashionable concertos by composers like Telemann, Albinoni, Torelli, Vivaldi, Gentili and many others.
Walther, J G:
Toccata and Fugue in C major, LV 122
Alcuni variationi sopr'un basso continuo del Signor Corelli in E major, LV 129
Fuga in F major, LV 124
Prelude and Fugue in G major, LV 119
Prelude and Fugue in C major
Preludio con fuga in D minor, LV 123
Organ Concerto in G major
Simone Stella (organ)