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Nicolas Kynaston: Bach at Amorbach

Nicolas Kynaston (organ of the Abbey Church of Amorbach)

This CD presents some well-known works of J. S. Bach, played on the organ in the Abbey church of Amorbach. This instrument was completed in 1782 by the brothers Johann Philipp (1705TRUE776) and Johann Heinrich (1715TRUE788) Stumm of Rhaunen-Sulzbach, Hunsrüch. Consisting of three manuals and 46 speaking stops the organ was rebuilt at various times during the 19th and 20th centuries by the organ builders Steinmeyer & Co. In 1981TRUE982 the organ was comprehensively restored by Steinmeyer & Co and Johannes Klais Orgelbau.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in D minor after Vivaldi, BWV 596

I. Presto - Grave

II. Fugue

III. Largo & Spiccato

IV. Finale


Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BWV 639

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

I. Passacaglia

II. Fugue


Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein', BWV 734

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 'St Anne'

I. Prelude

II. Fugue


Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier', BWV 731

Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

I. Fantasia

II. Fugue


Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen', BWV 727

Johann Sebastian Bach transcr. Max Reger: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903

I. Fantasia

II. Fugue

Recorded in the Abbey Church of Amorbach on 24th-26th May 1994
Recording Engineering & Production: Jonathan R. Wearn
Total Time: 77.04
Release Date: February 2021

Nicolas Kynaston was born in Devon, England and was a student of both Fernando Germani and Ralph Downes. He was organist of Westminster Cathedral from 1961 to 1971 prior to his career as a full time concert organist. Nicolas is Organist to The Athens Concert Hall and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music.

He has recorded for HMV, Phillips, Decca, EMI Classics, Unicorn, Hyperion, Carlton and numerous other labels. Amongst the many awards he has received are the EMI Award for sales of over 100,000 discs and the coveted Deutscher Schallplattenpreis. His Liszt CD from Ingolstadt (Guild) was nominated in Gramophone magazine successively as Editor’s Choice, Soundings Choice and Critics’Choice.

LCSCD061     View Booklet

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