Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 1
Bach Organ Masterworks
Praeludium & Fugue in e, BWV 548 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 Praeludium & Fugue in A, BWV 536 Ach, was ist doch unser Leben, BWV 743 Praeludium & Fugue in a, BWV 543 Adagio, BWV 1016 Trio in G, BWV 1027/1027a Partita "Sei gegrüsset", BWV 768 Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV 654
Schnitger organ (1692) of the Martinikerk, Groningen (Netherlands)
Claves Records CD 50–2908, www.claves.ch, 2009
Executive producer: Thierry Scherz Recording: Image & Son Recording engineer: Jean-Claude Gaberel
Text: Gilles Cantagrel English commentary inside Mit deutscher Textbeilage Texte en français
"After her magnificent Buxtehude boxed-set in 2007 (CD 50–2704/06), Kei Koito pursues her collaboration with Claves Records by laying the foundation stone of a cycle dedicated to masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. She presents an anthology of – as ever – most carefully selected pieces. Original scores such as the Preludes and Fugues BWV 543 in A Minor, 548 in E Minor and 536 in A Major, the chorals "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" and "Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele", and the Partita "Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig", but also transcriptions by Bach (Trio in G Major from the Sonata for viola di gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027) and by herself (Adagio from the Sonata for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016). Kei Koito excels in them, showing to those who had not yet encountered it her very special affinity with the St-Thomas cantor. She founded a Bach Festival in 1997 in Lausanne (where she lives), Festival that has become a reference in the matter."