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Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564

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The Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564, clearly a mature work (with the fugue as its least concentrated part), reveals a masterly synthesis of German and Italian styles—the section after the introductory dialogue for manuals and pedals juxtaposing thematic material clearly derived from Reincken and concerto principles, for example. The Passacaglia, BWV582, in reality both a gigantic set of variations and a close-knit prelude and fugue of masterly graduations of tension, takes its theme from a French liturgical verset by Raison.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1990

Das BWV564—Toccata, Adagio und Fuge—welches als ein deutlich ausgereifteres Werk gilt (wiederum mit der Fuge als dem am wenigsten konzentrierten Teil), offenbart eine meisterhafte Synthese der deutschen und italienischen Stile—die Passage nach dem einleitenden Dialog zwischen den Manualen und Pedalen, der thematisches Material dicht nebeneinander stellt, ist zum Beispiel eindeutig von Reincken und von konzertanten Grundsätzen hergeleitet.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp

Recordings

Bach: Organ Music
Studio Master: SIGCD261Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Toccatas and Fugues
CDA30004Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Bach: Toccatas and Fugues
CDA66434
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Movement 1: Toccata
Track 3 on CDA30004 [5'54] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 3 on CDA66434 [5'54]
Track 1 on SIGCD261 [6'10] Download only
Track 3 on CDS44121/36 CD4 [5'54] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 4 on CDA30004 [4'38] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 4 on CDA66434 [4'38]
Track 2 on SIGCD261 [4'07] Download only
Track 4 on CDS44121/36 CD4 [4'38] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 3: Fugue
Track 5 on CDA30004 [4'30] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 5 on CDA66434 [4'30]
Track 3 on SIGCD261 [4'28] Download only
Track 5 on CDS44121/36 CD4 [4'30] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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