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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531
composer
before 1707

Recordings
'Bach: Organ Cornucopia' (CDA67139)
Bach: Organ Cornucopia
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'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
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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

Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531
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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

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