In 2019 a distastrous fire almost destroyed the organ at Paris's landmark cathedral. On The Bach Hour, Notre Dame organist Olivier Latry shares his thoughts about - and affection for - the instrument there, on which he recorded Bach's music.
On the program:
Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529 - Isabelle Faust and Bernhard Forck, violins; Jan Freiheit, cello; Raphael Alpermann, harpsichord
Cantata BWV 125 Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin (translation) - Sarah Wagener, soprano; Benno Schachtner, alto; Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor; Thomas E. Bauer, bass; Chorus Musicus of Cologne and Das Neue Orchester, Christoph Spering, conductor
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little" - Olivier Latry, organ (Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris)
Piece d'orgue, BWV 572 - Olivier Latry, organ (Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris)
Olivier Latry talks with host Brian McCreath about Notre Dame Cathedral, the status of the organ following the 2019 fire, and how he changed his mind about playing Bach's music on that instrument: