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Fugue in G major, BWV576

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The Fugue in G major, BWV576, may or may not be authentic and, after its initial set of entries, does not really make any effort to maintain a consistently contrapuntal texture. But it does makes an attractive and natural pairing with the Prelude in G major, BWV568. With its massive sustained chords over pedal semiquavers it is easy to imagine this as the kind of piece Bach used to test the winding of a new organ.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

Ob die Fuge in G-Dur, BWV576, echt ist oder nicht, sei dahingestellt. In jedem Fall werden nach ihrer anfänglichen Einsatzfolge keine weiteren Bemühungen um eine kontinuierliche kontrapunktische Struktur erkenntlich. Zusammen mit dem Präludium in G-Dur, BWV568, bildet die Fuge jedoch ein reizvolles und natürliches Paar. Aufgrund der massiven ausgehaltenen Akkorde über den Sechzehnteln in den Pedalstimmen liegt die Vermutung nahe, daß es sich bei dieser Fuge um eines jener Werke handelt, die Bach zum Prüfen der Pfeifen und Gebläse neuer Orgeln verwendete.

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 11 on CDA67211/2 CD2 [4'13] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 11 on CDS44121/36 CD6 [4'13] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 6 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-21211
Duration
4'13
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 2 Track 11
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: May 2008
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 6 Track 11
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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