Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565 – Arrangement for Flute solo
The Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 for organ are among the most famous works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The often unison melody, however, could mean that the work was originally planned for solo violin. One of the most fascinating things about the melodic instrument is to produce the impression of harmony by using the acoustics of the room. The arrangement by Jean-Claude Veilhan exploits the melodic range, fluency and many expressive possibilities of the flute to the full.
This Video was recorded in the Carolingian three-apse hall-church in Alvaschein, Canton Graubünden, Switzerland. The time of creation of this church is assumed around 800 AD.