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Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527

composer
circa 1727

 
The fugal opening of the D minor sonata has a poise hard to relate to music other than Bach’s chamber sonatas. One might find something like this in, say, a flute or gamba sonata, but not in the Italian composers he so admired. The graceful and sweet (‘dolce’) middle movement encourages players new to the set to think that the sonata is the ‘easiest’, but a few bars of the fugal finale soon change that impression. This movement also belongs among string trios.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die fugale Eröffnung der Sonate in d-Moll ist von einer ausgeglichenen Selbstsicherheit, die sich mit kaum einer anderen Musik als mit Bachs Kammersonaten vergleichen lässt. Man mag so etwas etwa in einer Flöten- oder Gambensonate wiederfinden, nicht jedoch bei den italienischen Komponisten, die er so bewunderte. Der graziöse und liebliche (‘dolce’ bezeichnete) Mittelsatz verleitet Interpreten, die diesen Werken zum ersten Mal begegnen, diese Sonate für die ‘leichteste’ zu halten, aber wenige Takte des fugalen Finales machen diese Einschätzung bald zunichte. Auch dieser Satz zählt zu den Streichtrios.

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: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
The King's Consort Baroque Collection
KING4Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

Movement 1: Andante
Track 10 on CDA66390 [5'04] Archive Service
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Track 1 on CDA66843 [4'50] Archive Service
Track 10 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [5'04] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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Track 10 on KING4 [4'50] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
Movement 2: Adagio e dolce
Track 11 on CDA66390 [3'53] Archive Service
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Track 2 on CDA66843 [5'30] Archive Service
Track 11 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [3'53] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 3: Vivace
Track 12 on CDA66390 [3'57] Archive Service
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Track 3 on CDA66843 [3'38] Archive Service
Track 12 on CDS44121/36 CD1 [3'57] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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