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Suite in F minor, BWV823

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A suite (although possibly only a fragment of one) which deserves more frequent hearings is the Suite in F minor, BWV823. The beauty of the Sarabande alone makes it worth playing. Again we have a very French flavour, beginning with the Prélude which is a poised Rondeau with three couplets. The Sarabande is also ‘en Rondeau’ and is marked da capo. The authenticity of this suite has been questioned, but surely this movement carries the stamp of J S Bach. The Gigue is a ‘canarie’, the lightly tripping kind that we find elsewhere in his keyboard works, notably in the French Overture, the B minor French Suite, and variation 7 of the ‘Goldberg’.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Une suite (ou peut-être un fragment de suite) qui mériterait d’être plus souvent entendue est la Suite en fa mineur, BWV823. Il faut la jouer ne serait-ce que pour la beauté de la seule Sarabande. Nous sommes de nouveau en présence d’une atmosphère très française, débutant par le Prélude, un rondeau réfléchi doté de trois couplets. Notée da capo, la Sarabande est également de coupe rondeau. L’authenticité de cette suite a soulevé bien des questions, mais il ne fait aucun doute que ce mouvement porte le sceau de Jean-Sébastien Bach. La Gigue est une canarie, au rythme vif légèrement pointé que l’on trouve ailleurs dans ses œuvres pour clavier, notamment l’Ouverture à la Française, la Suite française en si mineur et la Septième variation des «Goldberg».

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Eine Suite (die möglicherweise nur ein Fragment einer Suite ist), die es verdient, öfter zu Gehör gebracht zu werden, ist die Suite in f-Moll, BWV823. Die Anmut der Sarabande allein ist Grund genug, das Werk aufzuführen. Hier haben wir es wieder mit einer französischen Ausdrucksform zu tun, beginnend im Prélude, bei dem es sich um ein elegantes Rondeau mit drei Couplets handelt. Auch die Sarabande steht „en Rondeau“ und ist mit Da capo markiert. Zwar ist die Authentizität dieses Werks angezweifelt worden, doch trägt dieser Satz deutlich den Stempel J.S. Bachs. Die Gigue ist eine leichtfüßig trippelnde „canarie“, die Parallelen zu anderen Klavierwerken aufweist, insbesondere zu der Französischen Ouvertüre, zu der Französischen Suite in h-Moll sowie der 7. Goldberg-Variation.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Bach: Angela Hewitt plays Bach
CDS44421/3515CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Bach: Fantasia, Aria & other works
CDA67499Archive Service; also available on CDS44421/35
Bach: Fantasia, Aria & other works
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67499Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Details

Movement 1: Prélude
Track 24 on CDA67499 [2'08] Archive Service; also available on CDS44421/35
Track 24 on CDS44421/35 CD15 [2'08] 15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 24 on SACDA67499 [2'08] Super-Audio CD — Deleted
Movement 2: Sarabande en Rondeau
Track 25 on CDA67499 [4'15] Archive Service; also available on CDS44421/35
Track 25 on CDS44421/35 CD15 [4'15] 15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 25 on SACDA67499 [4'15] Super-Audio CD — Deleted
Movement 3: Gigue
Track 26 on CDA67499 [2'02] Archive Service; also available on CDS44421/35
Track 26 on CDS44421/35 CD15 [2'02] 15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 26 on SACDA67499 [2'02] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44421/35 disc 15 track 26

Movement 3: Gigue
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-49926
Duration
2'02
Recording date
5 February 2004
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Fantasia, Aria & other works (CDA67499)
    Disc 1 Track 26
    Release date: July 2004
    Deletion date: January 2013
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44421/35
  2. Bach: Angela Hewitt plays Bach (CDS44421/35)
    Disc 15 Track 26
    Release date: September 2010
    15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
  3. Bach: Fantasia, Aria & other works (SACDA67499)
    Disc 1 Track 26
    Release date: July 2004
    Deletion date: March 2009
    Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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