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Prelude in E major, BWV937

composer

 
Johann Sebastian Bach perhaps remains the greatest composer of what may in the best sense be called ‘educational music for youthful performers’. His Prelude in E major is the penultimate of Six Little Preludes while the Praeambulum in G minor is from the Little Keyboard Book written for his son Wilhelm Friedemann – two groups of pieces well designed to cultivate precise phrasing, clear part-playing and buoyant rhythm, among other qualities.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986

Johann Sebastian Bach demeure peut-être le plus grand compositeur de «musique pédagogique pour jeunes interprètes», au meilleur sens du terme. Le Prélude en mi majeur est l’avant-dernier des Six petits préludes, cependant que le Praeambulum en sol mineur est extrait du Klavierbüchlein, écrit par Bach pour son fils Wilhelm Friedemann – deux corpus bien conçus pour qui veut cultiver, entre autres qualités, un phrasé précis, une conduite des parties claire et un rythme allant.

extrait des notes rédigées par Max Harrison © 1986
Français: Hypérion

Johann Sebastian Bach ist wohl nach wie vor der bedeutendste Komponist von Werken, die man im besten Sinne als „erzieherische Musik für junge Interpreten“ bezeichnen könnte. Sein Präludium in E-Dur ist das vorletzte der Sechs kleinen Präludien, während das Praeambulum in g-Moll aus dem Clavier-Büchlein für seinen Sohn Wilhelm Friedemann stammt – beide Sammlungen sind bestens dazu geeignet, neben anderen Tugenden präzises Phrasieren, klare Stimmführung und lebhafte Rhythmik zu fördern.

aus dem Begleittext von Max Harrison © 1986
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Bach: Angela Hewitt plays Bach
CDS44421/3515CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Bach: The French Suites
CDA67121/22CDs
For Children
CDH55194

Details

Track 1 on CDH55194 [1'33]
Track 5 on CDA67121/2 CD2 [1'31] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44421/35 CD5 [1'31] 15CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55194 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-18501
Duration
1'33
Recording date
20 June 1985
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. For Children (CDA66185)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 1987
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55194
  2. For Children (CDH55194)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: March 2005
Licensing
1.Audio tour Renoir Lanscapes: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2007
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