Albert Schweitzer

October 16, 2019
 
Albert Schweitzer plays piano.

Albert Schweitzer plays piano.

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Albert Schweitzer was once one of the most famous men in the world, thanks to his humanitarian efforts as a doctor in equatorial Africa. He was also one of the world’s great authorities on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. A renowned organ virtuoso in his youth, Schweitzer was still able late in his life to make memorable recordings of Bach’s Chorale Preludes including O, Lamb of God, Without Guilt and Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in D Minor. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, you will hear some of his most notable recordings, as well as other recordings, by organists E. Power Biggs and Carl Weinrich.


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