Karl Richter – Bach D moll Toccata
This morning I’ve been watching Karl Richter videos on YouTube. I especially enjoyed clips of the Bach B minor Mass. In this video of JS Bach’s Toccata and Fuge in D minor listen to Richter’s organ stop choice at 4:30 – I think it’s wonderful.
Not sure, but from the looks I think this is the original organ of Bach in Leipzig, Germany.
This Toccata can be considered an improvisation of JS Bach that he put to paper afterwards. I like to imagine Bach warming up in the sanctuary before a service and improvising this to warm up.
In my life one of my favorite moments was practicing pipe organ pieces at church late on a Saturday night in preparation for the Sunday morning service. This was one of my favorite pieces to play, which I liked to play around Halloween – which usually got a few giggles.