J.S.Bach's muse is back again
For the first time ever Organroxx recorded a clavichord build by Joris Potvlieghe according to the descriptions of Jacob Adlung in his "Musica Mechanica Organoedi" from 1726. Adlung was himself a pupil of Johann Nicolaus Bach, an organist & builder of keyboard instruments and second cousin of Johann Sebastian Bach. Johann Nicolaus lived only 20 kilometers from Weimar where Johann Sebastian and Johann Gottfried Walther were active.
We do know that J.S.Bach loved to play the clavichord, he used it also for teaching and to try out his compositions. Peter Waldner plays on this fantastic instrument virtuoso compositions like the Toccata's, a French Suite and the Sonata in d minor.
Folia Organologica is a reviewed, international annual journal, concerned with pipe organs and organ music. It is a continuation of a non-periodical editorial series Silesian organs, initiated in 2007 by the Department of Musicology of the University of Opole and the Diocesan Institute of Church Music in Opole, which resulted in five volumes of studies on that subject. The annual presents original academic papers, mostly concerning organ building, its history and organ music performance. The periodical also includes reviews of books, journals and CDs, reports of organ study conferences, and an overview of festivals and organ concerts. The journal also provides an international forum for debate and the exchange of views related to pipe organs. Read more...