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by Juan de la Rubia

Bach warmly recorded in the only Metzler organ in Spain by Juan de la Rubia
Genre: Classical: Organ
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fuga in G Minor, BWV 578
3:54 $0.99
2. Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
7:28 $0.99
3. Praeludium et Fuga in A Minor, BWV 543
10:18 $1.49
4. Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080: I. Contrapunctus I
5:27 $0.99
5. Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot, BWV 678
6:35 $0.99
6. Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736
4:52 $0.99
7. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662
8:31 $0.99
8. Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582
14:29 $1.49
9. Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
4:44 $0.99
10. Praeludium et Fuga in E Major, BWV 566
11:56 $1.49
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Album Notes
“Each generation must look anew at this incomparable body of music, re-examine it in the light of contemporary knowledge, view it in a way relevant to its own attitudes towards music.”

Peter Williams

Thirty-five years after Williams wrote that phrase during his study of Bach’s organ works, taking a look back at his music is not only a moral duty for us, but a true necessity. We like to believe that this sentiment unites us all. As John Eliot Gardiner said, “[Bach] is the one who blazes a trail, showing us how to overcome our imperfections through the perfections of his music…”. Faced with the grandness of his work, Bach compels us, then, to revere it and at the same time to reread it looking for that perfection in the height of the 21st century. It is this attitude, at the same time reverent and active, which led Juan de la Rubia to record this disc.

Within organ music there is an underlying love triangle formed by the author, the instrument and the interpreter. In the case of this recording, the bond between the three elements is especially strong. The interest that Juan has for Bach has been a constant in his life and in his career. Bach’s works moved him even as a young boy and brought out his taste for and desire to devote himself to music. The third component, the Metzler organ in Poblet, built in 2012, is a fusion of sounds from both German and French baroque aesthetics. Frankly, it turns out to be just right for interpreting the music of the German genius, who in his time also blended the different styles of European music of his era. In our opinion, the Master of Thomaskirche would have greatly appreciated this organ had he been able to evaluate it, as he did with so many other instruments of his day.

Juan de la Rubia, then, proposes that we retrace the road that Johann Sebastian Bach indicates. What will we find this time? We discovered the answer to this question during the early mornings in which we recorded the CD.



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