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Masaaki Suzuki gives a masterclass in Bach playing on this splendid disc. A well-balanced programme includes a fine performance of the Pastorale, lovely registrations in the Partita on ‘O Gott du frommer Gott’, a vibrant and joyful Canonic Variations, and a thoughtful G minor Prelude & Fugue BWV 535 which uses the vocal principals and sparkling flutes to great effect. The E minor Prelude & Fugue BWV 548 makes a dramatic and imposing close. An excellent recording of this famous organ, my only caveat being the inclusion of yet another version of BWV 565 opening the programme – why not one of the other ‘greats’ more certainly by Bach?

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