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Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV542
composer

Recordings
'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
Buy by post £200.00 CDS44501/98  99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
'Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues' (CDD22062)
Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 13 – À la Chapelle Sixtine' (CDA66438)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 13 – À la Chapelle Sixtine
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 56 – Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments' (CDA67414/7)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 56 – Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments
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'Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings' (APR7501)
Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings
APR7501  Download only  
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Complete: Fantasia and Fugue
arranger
published 1863; with revisions 1872; second version

Track 3 on APR7501 CD3 [11'52] Download only
Movement 1: Fantasia
Track 1 on CDD22062 CD1 [6'03] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 1 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [6'03] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 1: Fantasie
arranger
published 1863; with revisions 1872; second version

Track 14 on CDA66438 [5'15]
arranger
circa 1861; first version

Track 2 on CDA67414/7 CD1 [5'53] 4CDs for the price of 3 — Last few CD copies remaining
arranger
published 1863; with revisions 1872; second version

Track 14 on CDS44501/98 CD50 [5'15] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
arranger
circa 1861; first version

Track 2 on CDS44501/98 CD85 [5'53] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Movement 2: Fuge
arranger
published 1863; with revisions 1872; second version

Track 15 on CDA66438 [5'35]
arranger
circa 1861; first version

Track 3 on CDA67414/7 CD1 [5'31] 4CDs for the price of 3 — Last few CD copies remaining
arranger
published 1863; with revisions 1872; second version

Track 15 on CDS44501/98 CD50 [5'35] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
arranger
circa 1861; first version

Track 3 on CDS44501/98 CD85 [5'31] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 2 on CDD22062 CD1 [5'55] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 2 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [5'55] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV542
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It is not known when the fantasia from the Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV542 became associated with the loosely constructed virtuoso pedal fugue which tradition has it Bach played to Buxtehude’s contemporary Reincken in Hamburg in 1720; its tuneful subject, very similar to a Dutch folktune, was used as a test in extempore fugal playing in the same city five years later. ‘The best of Bach’s pedal pieces’, wrote an early copyist at the end of it, and few could quarrel with his enthusiasm. The splendour of the fantasia, both aural and intellectual, would seem to indicate that it was written a good deal later; certainly the two contrasted ideas—mighty chords and rhetorical flourishes, and expressive, thoughtful counterpoint—are executed with masterly ease.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

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Details for CDS44121/36 disc 2 track 2
Movement 2: Fugue
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-79102
Duration
5'55
Recording date
24 April 1993
Recording venue
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: The Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues (CDA66791/2)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: October 1993
    Deletion date: February 2006
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22062
  2. Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues (CDD22062)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 2006
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
  3. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 2 Track 2
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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