Michael Murray (born March 19, 1943 in Kokomo, Indiana) is an American-born organist and writer. Murray studied at Butler University and the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, before private study with Marcel Dupré in Paris. He was the last important student of Dupré, of whom he would later write a biography. During the 1968–69 performance season, Murray performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach in a series of twelve recitals in Cleveland.
The Young Bach: Organ Works by . 1 Jan 1989 · 9 tracks. 1 Feb 1986 · 8 tracks. Bach And Franck Organ Works. Michael Murray - The Organ at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 1 Mar 1988 · 11 tracks.
Another Michael Murray Telarc CD, The Young Bach, on the marvelous Gabriel Kney organ at the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, is a good example of an American instrument that is ideal for Bach. Michael Murray is one of the pre-eminent organists of our day and a superb interpreter of Bach. He is a sound musician; his playing is never flashy or trendy or eccentric; and he never tries to show off: although he is an accomplished technician, his technique is there to serve the music, not the other way around (as one critic wrote, "He is definitely for us, we who listen to music first and organ fingerwork second").
Back to Artist Murray Perahia. Murray Perahia - The Bach Album. Artists Perahia, Murray Academy St Martin in the Fields. Release Date: 07 October 2016. Johann Sebastian Bach. English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808.
Release group information. Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach; Michael Murray.
CreditsMichael Bishop - Photography, Technical Assistance
Rosalind Ilett - Editing
Elaine Martone - Producer
Michael Murray - Liner Notes, Organ, Primary Artist
Kajo Paukert - Technical Assistance
John Renner - Technical Assistance
Robert Woods - Engineer
|1||Prelude and Fugue, for organ in C major, BWV 531 (BC J9)||Michael Murray||7:15|
|2||Prelude and Fugue, for organ in G minor, BWV 535 (BC J23)||Michael Murray||8:47|
|3||Concerto for solo organ No. 1 in G major (after Duke Johann Ernst), BWV 592 (BC J88)||Michael Murray||7:49|
|4||Prelude and Fugue, for organ in D minor ("Fiddle;" doubtful), BWV 539 (BC J15, 71)||Michael Murray||7:53|
|5||Pièce d'orgue (Fantasia), for organ in G major, BWV 572 (BC J83)||Michael Murray||11:18|
|6||Prelude for organ in C major (pro organo pleno) (formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, BWV 567)||Michael Murray||1:21|
|7||Fugue for organ in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 (BC J66)||Michael Murray||4:28|
|8||Canzona, for organ in D minor, BWV 588 (BC J80)||Michael Murray||7:11|
|9||In Dulci Jubilo, for organ||Michael Murray||2:13|