The indisputable master of Baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s reputation is greater now than ever. Now his entire organ works are to be made available on DVD for the first time through the release of the highly-acclaimed BBC2 television series, 21st-Century Bach. Played by the organist of York Minster, John Scott Whiteley, one of the world’s most accomplished Bach interpreters. This disc includes some of Bach’s greatest organ works. Bonus features include interviews with Harvard University Professor Christoph Wolff, and commentaries by the performer.
Includes behind the scenes documentary.
Filmed and Recorded on location in Amorbach Abbey and Stadtkirche Waltershausen
DVD Region 0 – PAL or NTSC Format
Duration: 162 mins
Actually being able to see the kinds of locations and instruments Bach would have used creates a closer connection and greater understanding of the kind of music he wrote for those environments. Just seeing the texture of the wood in the keys is full of tactile interest. Very fine playing and highly creative production values both sonic and visual – MusicWeb International
Throughout one is aware of John Scott Whiteley’s complete technical control of interpretative issues, and his ability to communicate his readings with great skill … Musically stunning and visually having the ability to cushion and arrest in equal measure, this project remains – by virtue of the sheer vividness of its imagination and execution – entirely distinctive and compelling – The Consort