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Track(s) taken from CDD22062

Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV536

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: 6 minutes 19 seconds
 
1
Prelude  [1'49]
2
Fugue  [4'30]

Reviews

'Herrick's musical inspiration, matched by his technique, does full justice to this pinnacle of the organ repertoire' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Yet another yardstick release from what seems to be an unbeatable team … I suspect I have already found my record of the year' (Gramophone)

'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)

'As emotionally compelling as it is authoritative. The instrument is ideal for the repertoire and it is superbly recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'This is in every way a Bach recital out of the top drawer, played with magisterial authority on a magnificent organ' (Classic FM Magazine)
The Buxtehudian prelude is graceful rather than forthright, while the dance fugue, with its unusual accents and suspensions, has an almost feminine lightness.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Le prélude Buxtehudien est gracieux plutôt que catégorique, alors que la fugue de danse, avec ses accents peu communs et ses suspensions, a une légèreté presque féminine que rehausse une tessiture de pédale exceptionnellement haute.

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

Das Präludium im Stil Buxtehudes gibt sich eher anmutig als forsch, während die Tanzfuge mit ihren ungewöhnlichen Akzenten und Vorhalten eine geradezu feminine Leichtigkeit hat, verstärkt durch eine auffällig hoch angesetzte Pedalstimme.

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

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