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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531

composer
before 1707

 
This work is indisputably by Bach, the Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531. An early work, possibly dating from his time at Arnstadt, it is a brilliant example of the ‘stylus fantasticus’, familiar from the works of Buxtehude, Lübeck and Böhm. From the characteristic opening pedal solo to the virtuoso passage-work and repeated-note fugue theme there is a feeling not only of youthful exuberance but also of mastery.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Cette œuvre est incontestablement bachienne, le Prélude et fugue en ut majeur, BWV531 Cette œuvre ancienne, datant probablement de l’époque d’Amstadt, est un brillant exemple du «stylus fantasticus» cher aux pièces de Buxtehude, Lübeck et Böhm. Du caractéristique solo de pédales initial au passage virtuose et au thème de la fugue en notes répétées, ce diptyque fait montre non seulement d’exubérance juvénile, mais de maîtrise.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Das frühe Werk, möglicherweise aus seiner Arnstädter Zeit, ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel für den “stylus fantasticus”, der uns aus den Werken von Buxtehude, Lübeck und Böhm vertraut ist. Angefangen vom typischen einleitenden Pedalsolo bis hin zum virtuosen Passagenwerk und dem Fugenthema mit seinen wiederholten Noten herrscht ein Gefühl nicht nur von jugendlichem Überschwang, sondern auch von meisterhaftem Können.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Bach: Organ Cornucopia
CDA67139Please, someone, buy me …
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Movement 1: Prelude
Track 29 on CDA67139 [2'29] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 29 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [2'29] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 30 on CDA67139 [4'24] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 30 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [4'24] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67139 track 29

Prelude
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-13929
Duration
2'29
Recording date
15 April 1999
Recording venue
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Organ Cornucopia (CDA67139)
    Disc 1 Track 29
    Release date: July 1999
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 8 Track 29
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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