In this recording, Gunther Rost brings the organ, most frequently associated with a forceful sound, complex polyphony and musical weight, into other spheres: he performs some of J.S. Bach’s organ transcriptions of Antonio Vivaldi’s instrumental concertos as well as his own Vivaldi-transcriptions. The instrument he chose for this recording is one of the organs considered highly authentic for interpreting Bach’s works: the Hildebrandt organ in St. Wenzel’s in Naumburg (Saale). Bach himself developed the instrument’s disposition together with the organ-builder and was later highly positive about the results.
Organ at the Hildebrandt-Orgel von St. Wenzel, Naumburg (Saale)