Brilliant Dutch organist Sietze de Vries plays the newly recreated organ of the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg. This magnificent 4 manual instrument with 32-foot pedal towers is famous as the organ that Bach admired unreservedly. The instrument was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War, but some pipework was saved. This has been incorporated into an otherwise recreated organ by Flentrop – sponsors of our Alkmaar DVD – and the result is magnificent. There is no better organist than Sietze, who played on all five CDs of our Pronkjuwelen boxed set, to put an instrument like this through its paces. He plays music by Praetorius, Reincken and Bach as well as a formidable 30 minute chorale improvisation.