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Track(s) taken from CDA67211/2

Fugue in C minor, BWV575


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: November 1996
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 58 seconds


'Just as, in my youth, I almost preferred to lick the scrapings from the bowls in which my mother had prepared cakes than to savout the finished product, so I am tempted almost to prefer these crumbs from the table of a great genius to those stupendous musical feats which are everybody's idea of the real J S Bach. Here is music every bit as worthy of close attention as anything Bach wrote for the organ. Herrick displays immaculate taste. This is playing of the very highest order … superlative artistry' (Gramophone)

'An attractive way of gathering up some of Bach's less obvious masterpieces, and they are all splendidly played, and recorded on a fine Swiss organ' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Christopher Herrick possède une technique supérieure et un grand toucher. Il nous fait parcourir ces pages de jeunesse avec une fraîcheur, une bonne humeur, un lyrisme et une entrain communicatif' (Le Monde de la Musique, France)
The presence of a similar toccata-like postlude at the end of the Fugue in C minor, BWV575, suggests that this work too, once had a prelude, now sadly lost. The fugue subject itself tends to reinforce this idea, with its feeling of starting in mid-sentence, both tonally and metrically.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

Ein ähnliches tokkataartiges Nachspiel am Ende der Fuge in c-Moll, BWV575, weist darauf hin, daß auch dieses Werk einst ein Präludium besaß, das jedoch bedauerlicherweise verlorenging. Das Fugenthema selbst verstärkt diesen Eindruck, daß es sowohl in tonaler als auch metrischer Hinsicht mitten im Satz anzufangen scheint.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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