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Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV148


The Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV148, opens with two ten-bar improvisatory sections. Its first fugue is based on a subject which makes a feature of repeated notes (and whose falling diminished seventh calls to mind the Praeludium in F sharp minor, BuxWV146). After a brief coda, there follows a second, triple-time fugue based on a subject consisting of lively crotchets, and Buxtehude concludes with a passage based on a stately two-bar phrase heard initially on the pedals alone.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Le Praeludium en sol mineur BuxWV148 part sur deux sections de dix mesures, comme improvisées. Sa première fugue repose sur un sujet mettant en valeur des notes répétées (et dont la septième diminuée descendante rappelle le Praeludium en fa dièse mineur BuxWV146). À une brève coda succède une fugue ternaire assise sur un sujet en noires enjouées et Buxtehude conclut avec un passage bâti d’une majestueuse phrase de deux mesures entendue d’abord au pédalier seul.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Das Präludium in g-Moll, BuxWV148, beginnt mit zwei zehntaktigen improvisatorischen Passagen. Der ersten Fuge liegt ein Thema zugrunde, in dem mehrfach Tonrepetitionen vorkommen (und dessen abwärtsgerichtete verminderte Septime an das Präludium in fis-Moll, BuxWV146, erinnert). Nach einer kurzen Coda folgt eine zweite Fuge im Dreierrhythmus mit einem Thema, das aus lebhaften Vierteln besteht. Buxtehude schließt das Werk mit einer Passage ab, die sich auf die würdevolle, zweitaktige Anfangsphrase in der Pedalstimme beruft.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Buxtehude: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4 – Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 12


Track 2 on CDA67612 [6'39]
Track 3 on CDA67876 [6'05]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67612 track 2

Recording date
13 April 2007
Recording venue
Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 12 (CDA67612)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: February 2008

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