Hyperion Records

Ciaccona in C minor, BuxWV159
EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Ciaccona in C minor, BuxWV159 is one of three ostinato works in this complete survey of Buxtehude’s organ music, the others being the Ciaccona in E minor and the Passacaglia in D minor. Unfolding over a noble four-bar ground, this gravely beautiful, dance-like music occasionally calls to mind similar passages towards the beginning of Bach’s Passacaglia in C minor, BWV582. The composer achieves variety by causing the pedals to drop out from time to time and by ingeniously enveloping the ground in elaborate passagework for the manuals.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67666 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-66610
Duration
5'58
Recording date
10 April 2007
Recording venue
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
   English   Français   Deutsch