Bach: Organ masterpieces

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WORKS: Organ masterpieces
PERFORMER: Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-91931-2 ADD/DDD (2 discs) (1983/84/86)
Toccatas and fantasias, trio sonatas and well-known chorale preludes feature in this set, drawn largely from Marie-Claire Alain’s much-lauded complete survey of Bach’s organ works. It amply testifies to her status amongst the top rank of Bach players. Technical facility allied to a formidable intellectual grasp of structure lend real character to her playing. Sample the feather-fingered, fleet-footed touch she brings to the sonatas as a fine example of her art. Stephen Haylett