Friday, January 20, 2012
Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach in Glass Harp
Comment entered by the interpreter Robert Tiso:
Uploaded by roberttiso on Apr 24, 2009
Toccata and fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach
played on glass harp (musical glasses) by robert Tiso
Recorded and mixed at Blocco A, (PD) Italy by Giulio Ragno Favero and Giovanni Ferliga.
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Bach's most famous organ piece arranged for glass harp.
Free sheet music for this can be found here: http://www.classical-scores.com/free/bach-toccata-and-fugue-in-d-minor-bwv-56...
A theory has recently (1981) been put forth that J. S. Bach did not write this piece. A brief summary of the supporting evidence for this theory can be read here:
To listen to a good organ version watch Kurt Ison, Sydney Town Hall.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw
Or Karl Richter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_oIFy1mxM
Also arranged for symphonic orchestra for the famous Walt Disney cartoon "Fantasia" in 1940. Can be viewed at:
A very interesting version with a bar-graph score (midi sequencer score) gives you a visual idea of the voicing of this piece. watch: