JS Bach: Eighteen Chorale Preludes BWV 651-688 - Anton Heiller , organ
KHCD-2012-070-2CDDL (STEREO) - JS Bach: Eighteen Chorale Preludes BWV 651-688 - Anton Heiller playing the 1964 Metzler und Sonne organ at Netsal, Switzerland - The breadth of styles and forms represented by the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes is as diverse as that of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier for the keyboard. The pieces are on a large and often epic scale, compared with the miniature intimacy of the choral preludes of the Orgelbüchlein. This 2-CD collection, originally found on two separate Vanguard Cardinal LPs, is considered by some to be as definitive. Played by Anton Heiller with consummate authority, well-recorded in a spacious acoustic. Thanks to Dr Anthony Godzieba for suggesting this reissue.