When Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schumann composed for the organ, all three of these great Romantics turned for inspiration to the musical style of the late Baroque period, especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Schumann's only compositions for organ were his Six Fugues on the Name BACH. And Brahms and Mendelssohn both emulated late Baroque style with considerable success when they composed for the organ. Included here are Brahms's beautiful Eleven Choral Preludes and Mendelssohn's Six Sonatas, basic repertoire works for every organist, as well as the Mendelssohn Three Preludes and Fugues — almost as well known. Now these and other fine pieces are presented in this convenient volume, all reprinted from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel editions:
Johannes Brahms: Two Preludes and Fugues; Fugue in A-flat Minor; Chorale Prelude and Fugue on "O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid"; Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122.
Felix Mendelssohn: Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 37; Six Sonatas, Op. 65.
Robert Schumann: Six Fugues on the Name BACH, Op. 60.