FRIEDRICH WILHELM ZACHOW (1663-1712): Complete Organ Music - 70 items, mostly in the Chorale Prelude genre.
Catalogue Number: 05W022
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Zachow was Handel’s first teacher and was among the most distinguished and original composers of keyboard music in the generation before J.S. Bach. There are three- and four-voice chorale settings and variations, devotional in spirit but full of lively contrasts. More ambitious are the chorale fugues and partitas, which demonstrate considerable ingenuity on Zachow’s part as he embeds the old themes within intricate textures while maintaining a vividly drawn musical line. 2 CDs. Simone Stella (organ of San Giorgio, Rieti).