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Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV541

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Dating from the Leipzig years (1724/5) is the Vivaldian G major Prelude and Fugue, BWV541, and like that in B minor it seems clear that both movements were written at the same time and for each other. Here the pulsing chords of the prelude presage the repeated note and gruppetto of the fugue’s subject, which is turned to good account in stretto both before and after the dramatic pause that announces the coda.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Le Vivaldien Prélude et Fugue en sol majeur, BWV541 date des années de Leipzig (1724/5) et comme pour celui en la mineur, il semble évident que les deux mouvements ont été écrits en même temps et l’un pour l’autre. Ici les accords palpitants du prélude présagent la note répétée et le grupetto du sujet de la fugue, qui est très bien mis à profit en «strette» à la fois avant et après la pause dramatique qui annonce la coda.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robin Langley © 1993
Français: Alain Midoux

Ein wenig früher, aber um die Leipziger Zeit (1724/25) enstanden Präludium und Fuge in G-Dur, BWV541, die Vivaldi nachempfunden sind. Wie bei dem Werk in h-Moll ergibt sich der Eindruck, daß beide Sätze gleichzeitig und füreinander geschrieben wurden. Schon die pulsierenden Akkorde des Präludiums lassen im vorliegenden Fall die wiederholten Noten und Doppelschläge des Fugensubjekts erahnen, das sowohl vor als auch nach der dramatischen Pause zur Ankündigung der Coda in bester Engführung abgerundet wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1993
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
CDD220622CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Bach: Organ Music
Studio Master: SIGCD261Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 5 – Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire & Siloti
CDA67506
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 8 – Eugen d'Albert
CDA67709
A Bach notebook for trumpet
CKD418Download only
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 1 on CKD418 [5'43] Download only
Movement 1: Prelude
Track 1 on CDA67506 [3'03]
Track 4 on CDA67709 [2'26]
Track 10 on CDD22062 CD1 [3'06] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 11 on SIGCD261 [3'08] Download only
Track 10 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [3'06] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 2 on CDA67506 [4'25]
Track 5 on CDA67709 [3'46]
Track 11 on CDD22062 CD1 [4'22] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 12 on SIGCD261 [4'51] Download only
Track 11 on CDS44121/36 CD2 [4'22] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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