Please wait...

Hyperion Records

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDA66746
Recording details: January 1994
Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany
Produced by Otto Ernst Wohlert
Engineered by Ludger Böckenhoff
Release date: July 1994
Total duration: 4 minutes 36 seconds

'As close to how I would choose to hear [the music] as I have yet had the pleasure of doing' (Gramophone)

'Performances of exemplary clarity and craftsmanship' (CDReview)

Fantasia in C minor, BWV906
composer

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Fantasia in C minor begins with tremendous force and decision. Its energy comes from three motifs: a descending arpeggio in the right hand (which soon becomes, in the left hand, an ascending one), an octave leap, and a rattling trill. In the fifth bar Bach introduces two more fragments—a chromatic scale and a playful leaping figure—both of which play major roles later on (the latter appearing in a treacherous passage close to the end where many a player will come to grief!). Much of its appeal lies in the sections that require hand-crossing—both the Italian type (using large skips), and in the French manner (one hand playing within the span of the other). Written sometime around 1738, this work must surely have influenced Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel in his development of sonata form.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 1994

Other albums featuring this work
'Bach: Angela Hewitt plays Bach' (CDS44421/35)
Bach: Angela Hewitt plays Bach
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00Buy by post £50.00 CDS44421/35  15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch