World famous organist from Paris dies at 86. RIP Marie-Claire Alain

World famous French organist Marie-Claire Alain died on February 26, 2013, at the age of 86. Long ago I’ve heard her live several times and in particular immensely enjoyed her Bach-playing. Here the brilliant organist from Paris plays one of (imo) Bach’s most beautiful organ pieces.

Marie-Claire Alain, RIP.


Marie-Claire Alain plays one of Bach’s gems for organ

I consider ‘O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross’ (BWV 622) one of Bach’s most beautiful works for organ.

It’s played here by world renowned organ player Marie-Claire Alain. Brilliant architecture and moving at the same time, one of Bach’s trademarks. I’ve cherished the beauty of this piece ever since I first heard it as a child.