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Track(s) taken from CDA66390

Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV528

circa 1727

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: November 1989
Pfarrkirche St Nikolaus, Bremgarten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: May 1990
Total duration: 9 minutes 29 seconds

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'Organists who have struggled with the three independent lines will marvel at Herrick's fluency … Recording quality is superb, the recently built Metzler organ a delight to the ear, and the documentation exemplary. Outstanding' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'The most persuasive, vivid and compelling performances ever of these sonatas. Herrick's bubbly playing, not to mention Hyperion's superb recording, bring Bach vividly to life' (Gramophone)

'This stunning disc … immense fun, brimming over with real affection for the music. A disc of rare beauty and a gem in any collection! (The Good CD Guide)

'Outstanding. The whole package is quite superb' (Hi-Fi News)

'Fresh … colourful … beguiling … Inspired and imaginative, the whole experience is fun' (The Musical Times)

'Una delle migliorii esecuzioni bachiane di tutti I tempi' (Musica, Italy)
The E minor Sonata begins with an Introduction and Vivace transcribed from Cantata No 76 (oboe d’amore, gamba, continuo) – the whole movement short and preface-like, as indeed it is in the cantata. The Andante has all the hallmarks of early Bach, something written in his early twenties, a sweet, rather moving melody, short-breathed and repetitive, but very touching. The fugal finale is in a more mature style, elegant and intricate.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die Sonate in e-Moll beginnt mit einer Introduktion und einem Vivace, die aus der Kantate Nr. 76 (dort für Oboe d’amore, Gambe und Continuo) transkribiert sind—der ganze Satz ist kurz und gleicht einer Vorbemerkung, wie er auch in der Kantate erscheint. Das Andante weist alle Merkmale des frühen Bach auf, als habe er sie mit Anfang zwanzig geschrieben: eine liebliche, recht bewegende Melodie, kurzatmig und voller Wiederholungen, aber ausgesprochen ergreifend. Das fugale Finale ist in einem reiferen Stil gehalten, elegant und komplex.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Williams © 1990
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
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