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Track(s) taken from CDD22062

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV546

composer

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1993
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: October 1993
Total duration: 12 minutes 25 seconds
 
1
Prelude  [6'22]
2
Fugue  [6'03]

Reviews

'These incisive, illuminating performances … they continue to offer compulsory interpretation for anyone's library. Herrick approaches Bach with an interrogative direction that compels the imagination. In the warm, well-shaped acoustic of Lucerne's Jesuitenkirche he finds drama and strength of purpose, vibrancy and colour on a fine modern Metzler organ, and displays an impressively articulate, varied and telling range of gestures. Dip in at any point and you'll find something to please and provoke … the impeccable recorded sound is icing on the cake' (Choir & Organ)

'This is in every way a Bach recital out of the top drawer, played with magisterial authority on a magnificent organ' (Classic FM Magazine)
A successful allabreve fugue is that from the Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV546. The prelude to which it is attached shows signs of dating from at least 1730, around which time Bach was showing an interest in the da capo principle in his organ works (the first page of this powerful prelude is repeated to close it). The richness, especially, of the triplet figuration, and the ritornello form, also point to the composer’s mature Leipzig years.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Une fugue allabreve—et réussie—est celle de BWV546 en ut mineur. On trouve dans le prélude auquel elle est associée des indices qui laissent penser qu’il fut composé au moins vers 1730, période pendant laquelle Bach s’intéressait au principe da capo dans ses œuvres pour orgue (la première page de ce puissant prélude est répétée à la fin). La richesse, tout particulièrement de la figuration en triolets, et la forme de ritournelle, suggèrent les années de maturité du compositeur à Leipzig.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robin Langley © 1993
Français: Alain Midoux

Eine gelungenere Allabreve-Fuge ist die von BWV546 in c-Moll. Das Präludium, an das sie anschließt, läßt erkennen, daß es frühestens 1730 geschrieben wurde. Damals zeigte Bach bei seinen Orgelwerken Interesse am Da-Capo-Prinzip (die erste Seite des beeindruckenden Präludiums wird zu seinem Abschluß wiederholt). Die Üppigkeit insbesondere der Triolenfiguren und die Ritornellform lassen ebenfalls auf die gereifte Leipziger Zeit des Komponisten schließen.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1993
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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