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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV547
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Recordings
'Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues' (CDD22062)
Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
Buy 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
CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Movement 1: Prelude
Track 6 on CDD22062 CD2 [4'12] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 6 on CDS44121/36 CD3 [4'12] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 7 on CDD22062 CD2 [4'57] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 7 on CDS44121/36 CD3 [4'57] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV547
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On 8 May 1747 Bach gave a recital on the Wagner organ in the Heiligegeistkirche, Potsdam. The Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV547, dating from around 1744, is the last of his works in the genre and may well have been performed on that occasion. The lilting prelude, over an ostinato bass figure, has melodic connections with Cantata 65 (1724), while the fugue is one of the most concentrated he wrote, replete with contrapuntal devices all stemming from the material of the first bar. A supreme climax is engendered by the very late entry of the pedals in augmentation, a series of declamatory chords (looking back to those in the prelude), and a notably long tonic pedal coda.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

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Details for CDA66791/2 disc 2 track 7
Fugue
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-79207
Duration
4'57
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 2 Track 7
    Release date: October 1993
    Deletion date: February 2006
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22062
  2. Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues (CDD22062)
    Disc 2 Track 7
    Release date: November 2006
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
  3. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 3 Track 7
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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