Bach in Montecassino

Bach in Montecassino
Luca Guglielmi
Vivat 108. 69’12

This is a rather unexpected CD of Bach organ music played on a one-manual North Italian organ. But there is an interesting back-story. The pieces come from the Bach works collected by two 18th century scholars, Friedrich Wilhelm Rust and Padre Martini, who both played a part in what became the first collected edition of Bach’s works. After Rust visited the Abbey of Montecassino (south-east of Rome) and played the organ there (in 1766), he presented the Abbey organist with several Bach organ manuscripts. The Abbey Continue reading