The Uncommon Bach
If you want to organize your audio library, heres a wonderful
way to start.
Talk about pulling out all the stops!
The Uncommon Bach is dts release of eighteen Bach organ classics, beautifully
performed and richly recorded in dts high resolution audio. We cant sit
through the whole album at a sitting, not being real pipe organ fanatics, but
we love to savor a couple of tracks at a time - and also find this disc to be
a wonderful programming source when were testing audio equipment.
The Uncommon Bach features organists Joan Lippincott and George Ritchie recorded
at the St. Alphonsus Church in Seattle, Washington. This dts 5.1 mix delivers
a true-to-life concert experience you can enjoy in your la-z-boy recliner instead
of a hard church pew.
According to the package, the disc also includes a never before heard transcription
of the Concerto for Four Harpsichords, in this case converted for the organ
by Joan Lippincott. We arent real Bach aficionados so cant comment
about it in the context of Bach overall, but it is a wonderful piece, beautifully
dts has done a really nice job with this mix. If you close your eyes, you can
imagine youre in the church, pipe organ up front and the gloriously rich
tones reflecting off all the walls and the ceiling, enveloping you in a most
Once again, dts has chosen to release the disc only in its 24 bit high resolution
dts format, which means youll need both a dts decoder (no big deal these
days) hooked into your audio system via the digital output. Otherwise youll
just hear noise.
But if you do that, youll be rewarded!
Theres also a decent liner booklet included in the package though, as
with the other dts-only discs weve seen, there are no extras such as you
often get with the DVD-Audio format. We dont mind this; while we always
like extras, theyre really gravy.
And here, theres plenty of meat, especially if youre a Bach and/or
organ music fan.
1. Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 535a.
2. Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 535a.
3. Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027a.
4. Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027a.
5. Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027a.
6. Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027a.
7. Toccata in D Major, BWV 912.
8. An Wasserflussen Babylon, BWV 653b.
9. Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545.
10. Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545.
11. Prelude, Largo and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545.
12. Three Chorale Preludes.
13. Three Chorale Preludes.
14. Three Chorale Preludes.
15. Fugue in D Major, BWV 532a.
16. Concerto in A Minor.
17. Concerto in A Minor.
18. Concerto in A Minor.
Genre: Classical Label: DTS Entertainment Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach Symphony:
. Conductor: . 5.1 Producer: Robert Margouleff 5.1 Mixed by: tbd UPC: 692860106529
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