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Thomanerchor Leipzig, 1958: Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV 226

Digitized from the LP shown above, released on the DG Archiv label, catalogue number 198 019. Kurt Thomas leads the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (The Spirit gives aid to our weakness), BWV 226, is a motet by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed in Leipzig in 1729 for the funeral of Johann Heinrich Ernesti.

Helmut Walcha, 1964: English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808

Digitized from the LP shown above, released on the MACE label in 1966. Helmut Walcha (October 27, 1907 in Leipzig – August 11, 1991 in Frankfurt) was a blind German organist who specialized in the works of the Dutch and German baroque masters and is known for his recordings of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Helmut Walcha, 1964: English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806

Digitized from the LP shown above, released on the MACE label in 1966. Helmut Walcha (October 27, 1907 in Leipzig – August 11, 1991 in Frankfurt) was a blind German organist who specialized in the works of the Dutch and German baroque masters and is known for his recordings of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Roland Douatte / Blandine Verlet, 1965: Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C Minor, BWV 1062

Digitized from the Nonesuch LP shown above, released circa 1967. The French conductor Roland Douatte (1922-1992) conducts the Collegium Musicum of Paris in this 1965 recording of Bach's Concerto in C Minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1062. The Italian harpsichordist Ruggero Gerlin (1899-1983) and one of his many pupils, the French harpsichordist Blandine Verlet (1942), are soloists.

Michel Chapuis, 1961: Prelude in G Major, BWV 568

Digitized from the LP shown above, released in the early 1960s on the Telefunken label.

Jose Echaniz, 1962: Two Part Invention No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 773

Digitized from the LP shown above, issued in 1963 on the MHS label, catalogue number MHS 611.

Jose Echaniz, 1962: Three Part Invention No. 5 in E flat major, BWV 791

Digitized from the LP shown above, issued in 1963 on the MHS label, catalogue number MHS 611.

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