All You Need is Bach
Release Date: 03 June 2016
Bach’s great keyboard masterpieces provide an ideal platform both for Carpenter’s formidable creative and recreative gifts and the seemingly limitless possibilities of his dream instrument – his signature International Touring Organ (ITO). Bach’s complete organ music has been central to Carpenter’s immense and multi-facetted repertoire. For his first all-Bach release, Carpenter has created a stimulating and wide-ranging program that reveals the fullest scope of Bach’s genius. Works include Contrapunctus IX from The Art of Fugue, Organ Sonatas in D minor and E-flat major, Prelude and Fugue in B minor, French Suite No. 1, Invention No. 8, the Chorale Prelude to “O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß” and, as a centerpiece, the great Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. The album title All You Need Is Bach not only refers to the immense popularity of Bach but also to The Beatles’ classic 1967 recording All You Need Is Love, where Bach’s Invention No. 8 in F major proudly rises out of the coda’s collage-like texture.