Helmut Walcha - Complete Recordings on Archiv Produktion
Catalogue No.: 4839949
Release Date: 9th July 2021
32 CD Original Jackets Collection: the first edition to comprise all of Helmut Walcha’s recordings on Archiv Produktion, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Walcha’s passing (11 August). Includes both the stereo (1956–1971) and the mono cycles (1947–1952) of Bach’s complete works for organ; harpsichord recordings consisting of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Violin Sonatas BWV 1014–1019 with Henryk Szeryng, the latter originally issued on Philips; plus other organ works from the early North German repertoire, including Bruhns, Scheidt, Buxtehude, and Sweelinck. The mastermind of Walcha’s recordings was legendary producer Erich Thienhaus, a prolific recording producer and progenitor of the Tonmeister profession itself. Thienhaus founded the Tonmeister courses at the University of Detmold teaching an academic understanding of audio engineering and an experiential understanding of the technologies needed. 84pp booklet in English and German.
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