For this SACD recording, musicologist Matteo Messori has chosen three appropriate historical instruments. And after thorough research he succeeded in adding something new to the presently available recordings.
Profound performances by Matteo Messori. This Italian keyboard player and musicologist also founded the Cappella Augustana which has made several recordings for Brilliant Classics. Messori is preparing more solo Bach recordings for this label.
Published in 1739, the third part of the Clavier Übung was J.S. Bach’s first organ music to appear in print. It contains preludes on the Catechism and other hymns. It is also his most voluminous and important collection for this instrument. Generally the music requires three keyboards, including a pedalled one.
- Together the first nine arrangements form a Lutheran mass, a ‘missa brevis’.
- The booklet includes an extensive essay by the performer on the music’s purpose, background and the structure of the entire Clavier Übung.