Cameron Carpenter – All You Need is Bach (2016) [FLAC 24-96]

Cameron Carpenter – All You Need is Bach (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:11 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet | © Sony Classical

It’s not just any instrument on which the ‘bad boy of the organ’ Cameron Carpenter plays this selection of works by Bach: it is a custom-built instrument made to his exact specifications by the company Marshall & Ogletree. Supposedly “portable” – you still need some large trucks to carry everything – the console itself weighs no less than a ton. Still, the instrument can be dismantled into several pieces, comes with an incredible arsenal of special speakers, and a dedicated amplifier for a rich sound. This Op. 8 Marshall & Ogletree ‘Touring Organ’ is built, according to Carpenter, for ‘its emotional magnitude, its sonic range, its coloristic drama’. Purists of baroque music may flee in terror, just as they did in the days of the revolutionary Glenn Gould. With a hyper-modern view of his chosen musical arena and an orchestra composed of a seemingly infinite number of organs, this record is extravagant, intriguing. Bach as you’ve never heard before.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

1 The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus IX 02:51

Trio Sonata for Organ No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527
2 I. Andante 03:32
3 II. Adagio e dolce 05:33
4 III. Vivace 03:06

Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
5 Prelude 05:14
6 Fugue 05:44

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
7 I. Allemande 02:40
8 II. Courante 01:39
9 III. Sarabande 04:00
10 IV. Gavotte 01:05
11 V. Bourée 01:18
12 VI. Loure02:43
13 VII. Gigue 03:26

Trio Sonata for Organ No. 1 in E-Flat Major, BWV 525
14 I. Alla breve 02:33
15 II. Adagio 07:06
16 III. Allegro 03:14

From Orgelbüchlein
17 XXIV Choral Prelude O Mensch, bewein dein’ Sünde gross, BWV 622 04:56

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
18 Passacaglia 06:08
19 Thema fugatum 04:55
20 All you need is Bach / Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 01:20

Cameron Carpenter, organ