The Wender Organ in Arnstadt Reconstructed">

First of its kind, this 90-minute DVD brings cutting-edge video and sound quality to a video program of music by J. S. Bach. Of great importance to the organ world is the very first recording and first video of the newly reconstructed Wender organ at the Bach Church in Arnstadt, where J. S. Bach worked for two years in his early career (the original keydesk of this organ is displayed at the Bach House in Eisenach).

Also included are excellent performances of works for chorus and small orchestra with organ, solo harpsichord, and small string ensemble. Sites of the concerts seen here and of importance in Bach's life include Arnstadt, M�hlhausen, Weimar Castle, K�then Castle, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig and the Old Bourse there. Also visited is Eisenach and several other places.

There is also a 20-minute program on the life and work of J. S. Bach, spoken in English, with video of important places in his life. This program is not available on videotape -- one must view it on a DVD player connected to a television or installed in a computer.

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Gottfried Preller, organist; Bach Church, Arnstadt; Wender organ reconstructed by Otto Hoffmann Orgelbau of Ostheim

Cantata "Gott ist mein K�nig," BWV 71
Telemann-Kammerorchester and Choir, St. Mary's Church, M�hlhausen

Concerto in C, BWV 984
after Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar
Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord, Weimar Castle

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
Telemann-Kammerorchester, K�then Castle

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
The Boys' Choir of St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, conducted by Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

Excerpts from "The Art of Fugue," BWV 1080
Dresden String Trio playing in Leipzig at the Old Bourse

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