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Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526

composer
circa 1727

 
The ‘Vivace’ heading at the beginning of the C minor sonata, could well suggest that some of the other movements in the set should not be played too fast, for, judging by his arrangements of Vivaldi concertos, Bach had a fairly sedate idea of Italian style. The lyricism of the Largo movement is no longer there in the finale, whose fugue-theme and treatment appear to be rather old-fashioned until the perky ‘second subject’ appears.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die Angabe ‘Vivace’ zu Anfang der Sonate in c-Moll könnte durchaus darauf hindeuten, dass einige andere Sätze der Zusammenstellung nicht allzu schnell gespielt werden sollten, denn nach seinen Bearbeitungen der Vivaldischen Konzerte zu urteilen stellte sich Bach den italienischen Stil eher bedächtig vor. Der Lyrismus des Largos verschwindet im Finale, dessen Fugenthema samt Umsetzung recht altmodisch wirken, bis das muntere ‘Seitenthema’ zum Vorschein kommt.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Williams © 1990
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Bach: Trio Sonatas
CDA66390Archive Service
Bach: Six Trio Sonatas transcribed
CDA66843Archive Service
Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
CKD275Download only
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Movement 1: Vivace
Track 1 on CDA66390 [3'42] Archive Service
arranger

Track 10 on CDA66843 [3'22] Archive Service
Track 17 on CKD275 [3'28] Download only
Track 1 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [3'42] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Largo
Track 2 on CDA66390 [3'38] Archive Service
arranger

Track 11 on CDA66843 [3'01] Archive Service
Track 18 on CKD275 [3'09] Download only
Track 2 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [3'38] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 3: Allegro
Track 3 on CDA66390 [4'03] Archive Service
arranger

Track 12 on CDA66843 [3'25] Archive Service
Track 19 on CKD275 [3'53] Download only
Track 3 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [4'03] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA66390 track 2

Largo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-39002
Duration
3'38
Recording date
14 November 1989
Recording venue
Pfarrkirche St Nikolaus, Bremgarten, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Trio Sonatas (CDA66390)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 1990
    Deletion date: November 2008
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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