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Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544
composer

Recordings
'Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues' (CDD22062)
Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDD22062  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00 CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Movement 1: Prelude
Track 8 on CDD22062 CD1 [5'49] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 8 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [5'49] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 9 on CDD22062 CD1 [5'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 9 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [5'07] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544
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This is one of the most original of the last great preludes and fugues from the Leipzig years, the Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544. The prelude, in an advanced and highly decorated Rococo style, combines grace and grandeur in an individual marriage between the older fugal techniques and the newer expressive harmony induced by frequent appoggiature. The fugue, particularly closely crafted and on two subjects, achieves over and above the contrapuntal ingenuity an inevitability of growth and profundity of thought remarkable even for Bach.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

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Details for CDS44121/36 disc 2 track 8
Movement 1: Prelude
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-79108
Duration
5'49
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 8
    Release date: October 1993
    Deletion date: February 2006
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22062
  2. Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues (CDD22062)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: November 2006
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
  3. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 2 Track 8
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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