Bach: Very Best Of -- 2CD
Bach’s modest life story as organist and choirmaster in eastern Germany belies his gigantic stature in music: he was possibly the most accomplished musician who ever lived. This 2 CD compilation gives newcomers the perfect opportunity to hear why Bach is still universally admired today. Highlights include the thunderous Toccata for organ, deeply-felt chorales, charming Concerti and engaging instrumental works such as the ubiquitous Badinerie. Much of Bach’s music has been immortalised on films as diverse as The English Patient and Seven to Hilary and Jackie and even Walt Disney’s 1940s classic Fantasia.