Bach Project - Christoph Wolff


Interview with

Author/Bach Scholar

Christoph Wolf



Improvisation is a major element of the work of an organist
and Bach wanted to try out all kinds of new things
and I think most of the organ works originated actually
as improvisations that were written up at a later point.



So, improvisation is a very important element
also in Bach’s compositional process
and this kind of experience stayed with Bach throughout his life.