Pachelbel’s Organ Works in Surround Sound Vol. 2
We inaugurated our new complete recording of the organ and harpsichord works of Johann Pachelbel, the most important composer of the Southern German organ tradition, with five CDs in surround sound featuring top organists performing on various organs – and the press was enthusiastic: »Here everything is perfect! This project has the makings of one of the most important of this time« (Toccata 01/2015). The two CDs forming Vol. 2 are also based on a new collection and edition of the extant musical materials. The order of the pieces on the recording initially adheres to the sequence of the chorale settings in the musicological edition. The result includes programs with special thematic emphases: Christmas, Passiontide, Easter, Psalm settings, and catechism songs. Works representing various genres are grouped around the chorale settings: toccatas, fugues, Magnificat fugues, chaconnes, and fantasias. This new
recording is an invitation to listeners everywhere to rediscover Pachelbel’s versatility as a keyboard composer.