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Track(s) taken from CDA67964

Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl, BuxWV187

composer
Chorale Prelude

Christopher Herrick (organ)
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Recording details: February 2012
Mariager Klosterkirke, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: December 2012
Total duration: 3 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Church Interior by Hendrik Cornelisz van Vliet (c1611-1675)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'A simply splendid album. The organ … is a delight to the ears, its manifest charms precisely mapped out in detailed registrations provided in the excellent booklet … above all, of course, is Herrick's immensely enjoyable playing … all in all a delight to the ears which brings a smile to the face and a lift to the soul' (Gramophone)

'Hugely successful … Herrick's performance of the Praeludium … is packed with personality and character … the freedom with which Herrick approaches this piece and the extent to which is it possible to hear the performer's voice, as well as that of the composer, projected in this performance, cannot be described as anything other than exhilarating … Herrick's playing is characteristically excellent throughout. His performances of the free works are, without exception, rhetorically engaging and lively, while the chorale melodies sing beautifully, such is his sensitive approach to musical line … very highly recommended' (International Record Review)

'Herrick's generously-timed programme consists of an entertaining mix of items, mainly Praeludia or Chorale Preludes. Slower, ruminative pieces alternate with boisterous, dramatic works in a recital that manages to be both elegant and fulgurous, profound and sensuous. Works generally run to less than four minutes each, but short does not equate with inconsequential in Buxtehude's music: even the merest pieces speak volumes about the composer's imagination, virtuosity and originality … this set ought to be the primary destination for collectors' (MusicWeb International)
Buxtehude begins the Chorale Prelude on ‘Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl’, BuxWV187, without any preliminaries. The first of the melody’s seven lines appears at once; the remainder have brief introductions, and all are elaborated in characteristic fashion.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Buxtehude démarre le Prélude-choral sur «Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl», BuxWV187, sans aucun préliminaire. La première des sept lignes mélodiques surgit d’emblée, les autres étant brièvement introduites et développées de manière caractéristique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2012
Français: Hypérion

Buxtehude beginnt das Choralvorspiel „Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl“, BuxWV187, ohne jegliche Einleitung. Die erste der insgesamt sieben Melodielinien erscheint sofort, während die übrigen kurze Einleitungen haben; alle werden in der charakteristischen Weise verziert.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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