J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 (edited by Rudolf Walter)
This was the most difficult piece of music for me, incredibly demanding and difficult. for a self-taught organ amateur (worse than my Brandenburg concert). But, I hope you take it into account, when you are listening and perhaps may think it does not usually sound like this.
Let me explain: I've watched almost every version of this piece on Youtube, and in my opinion, too many players race through the piece, like they try to be the fastest player, or rent the organ by the minute…..I think my tempo, unusual, is good for me, letting the reverberations to play out before continuing. Could it be the most perfect tempo - probably for me (with my thick and more and more and more stiff fingers, sad, how long can I play…)
Maybe, the greatest piece of music ever written for the greatest instrument ever created. J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565, the most challenging task so far.
There are some places I simply may not play right, as they probably should be, and I really apologize for that - But, let’s see it as my personal interpretetion based on how I felt when playing. Personal interpretation matters and imagination and inventiveness are a key. I got through the piece somehow, and as an old amateur I really did the best I could.
Recorded with headphones.
I hope you enjoy this different version.