Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the leading composers of the Baroque period. Famous for his counterpoint compositions, extensive arsenal of clever harmonies, and elaborate rythmic structures he wrote cantatas, orchestral music, chamber music, and music for harpsichord. The music in this video is from the opening of his work Toccata and Fugue in D minor recorded by the organist Hans-André Stamm and like many of his other compositions, it is often on the playlist in our Manufaktur. We recommend you to listen to Stamm’s full recording, along with Glenn Gould’s 1981 recording of the Goldberg Variations and his performance of Bach’s Keyboard Concerto no. 1 in D minor under conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Have a good weekend.