AMAZING BACH

I just found this performance of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by the young Gert van Hoef this morning.  It still amazes me that any human can do this.  And apparently the organist was only 19 at the time this was recorded.  It is fascinating to watch his fingers, and his feet on the pedalboard — and the helpers pulling the stops.  I wonder if Bach had any idea his music would still be played some two and a half centuries after his death.

 

David

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2 thoughts on “AMAZING BACH

  1. Ashley

    Magnificent Bach, although watching the video was off-putting.
    Listening to this took me back many years, watching my father play this on the local church organ. It was a big organ, with 3 keyboards; he also pulled all the stops himself and turned his own music. I sat by his side on the very hard wooden bench and felt the huge sound reverberate around the church; something I shall never forget.

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