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Prelude in A minor, BWV569

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Metrical ambiguity is a feature of the Prelude in A minor, BWV569. After a brief introductory flourish, Bach works out his four-note motif, which the ear can interpret as being in either 3/4 or 6/8, with extraordinary consistency and thoroughness, taking it on a twofold harmonic journey, first flat-wards into F major and then sharp-wards to the dominant and briefly F sharp minor. The semiquavers return to round off one of the most satisfying of all Bach’s early organ works.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

Metrische Vieldeutigkeit ist eines der Merkmale des Präludiums in a Moll, BWV569. Nach einer kurzen einleitenden Fanfare entwickelt Bach sein aus vier Noten bestehendes Motiv, dessen Taktart sowohl als 3/4 als auch als 6/8 ausgelegt werden kann, mit außergewöhnlicher Konsequenz und Gründlichkeit, wobei er dieses Motiv auf eine zweigleisige harmonische Reise schickt, zuerst gen Erniedrigung nach Fdur und anschließend gen Erhöhung zur Dominante und kurzweilig auch nach fis-Moll. Nachfolgend kehren die Sechzehntel zurück, um dieses Meisterwerk früher Bachscher Orgelmusik zu beschließen.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

Recordings

Bach: Organ Miniatures
CDA67211/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 5 on CDA67211/2 CD1 [5'00] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 5 on CDS44121/36 CD5 [5'00] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 5 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-21105
Duration
5'00
Recording date
21 November 1996
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Organ Miniatures (CDA67211/2)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: May 2008
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 5 Track 5
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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