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Fugue in G major, BWV581

composer
doubtful attribution

 
The little three-part Fugue in G major, BWV581, survives on a single manuscript sheet which also contains an anonymous chorale prelude. The fugal working is not very developed but the composer creates variety by ocasionally omitting the first three notes of the theme. An alteration to the rising interval at the end of the second bar also serves to heighten its expressive effect.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

La petite Fugue tripartite en sol majeur BWV581 survit sur un unique feuillet manuscrit, aux côtés d’un prélude-choral anonyme. Le travail fugué n’est pas très développé, mais le compositeur suscite la variété en omettant parfois les trois premières notes du thème. Une altération de l’intervalle ascendant, à la fin de la deuxième mesure, contribue aussi à rehausser son effet expressif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Die kleine dreistimmige Fuge in G-Dur BWV581 ist auf einem einzelnen Blatt handschriftlich notiert, auf dem auch das Choralpräludium eines unbekannten Verfassers verzeichnet ist. Die fugale Ausführung ist nicht sehr weit entwickelt, doch der Komponist sorgt für Abwechslung, indem er gelegentlich die ersten drei Töne des Themas ausläßt. Eine Hochalteration am Ende des zweiten Takts dient außerdem dazu, dessen expressive Wirkung zu steigern.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Bach: Attributions
CDA67263Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 19 on CDA67263 [1'26] Archive Service
Track 19 on CDS44121/36 CD16 [1'26] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67263 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-26319
Duration
1'26
Recording date
15 April 1999
Recording venue
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Attributions (CDA67263)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: October 2000
    Deletion date: February 2005
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 16 Track 19
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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