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Toccata: Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger & Rheinberger

Bram Beekman

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Toccata et Fuga in D Minor, BWV 565  
1
I. Toccata
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bram Beekman
2:52
2
II. Fuga
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bram Beekman
6:56
Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D Minor, RV 565)  
3
I. (—). II. Grave. III. Fuga
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bram Beekman
5:13
4
IV. Largo e spiccato
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bram Beekman
3:10
5
V. (—)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Bram Beekman
3:34
Choralvorspiele  
6
I. Mache dich, mein Geist bereit
Gottfried August Homilius; Bram Beekman
3:39
7
II. Hilf, Herr Jesu, lass gelingen
Gottfried August Homilius; Bram Beekman
2:36
8
Trio in E-Flat Major
Johann Ludwig Krebs; Bram Beekman
4:32
9
Praeludium in C
Johann Christoph Kellner; Bram Beekman
3:31
Organ Sonata in D, Op. 65, No. 6  
10
Choral - Andante sostenuto
Felix Mendelssohn; Bram Beekman
4:57
11
Allegro molto
Felix Mendelssohn; Bram Beekman
5:55
12
Fuga - sostenuto e legato
Felix Mendelssohn; Bram Beekman
2:59
13
Finale - Andante
Felix Mendelssohn; Bram Beekman
3:26
Organ Sonata No. 11 in D Minor, Op. 148  
14
Cantilena
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger; Bram Beekman
6:33
15
Toccata No.5 in D Minor, Op. 59
Max Reger; Bram Beekman
3:15
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:08
"... beautifully captured the rich sounds of Bram Beekman's fine performances. Recommended."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"... a breathtakingly beautiful performance ... truly excellent playing of Mr. Beekman ... highly recommended!"
- Audiophile Audition

"The music was so full and rich that I could not believe my ears ... this is what music is supposed to sound like. The portrayal of the pipes was greatly moving and aurally pleasing in a way that left me wanting nothing more than a few more tracks on the end of the album."
- High Fidelity Review

Dutch organist and composer Bram Beekman celebrates 200 years of German organ music with this 2002 audiophile release, performed on the 1782 De Rijckere organ of the Oostkerk, Middleburg Church in the Netherlands. The programme includes both familiar and lesser known organ works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Reger, among others.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded October 2001, Oostkerk, Middelburg,The Netherlands
Producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer & editor: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording: Ellen Beekman, Annelies Heijt
Organ tuner: Freek de Keizer

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Schoeps MK2S and DPA 4006 & DPA 4011. All modified with Polyhymnia buffer electronics
Microphone pre-amps: Custom built by Polyhymnia International BV. Outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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