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Fugue or Voluntary No 6 in C minor, HWV610
composer
1716/7; published 1735

Recordings
'Handel: Harpsichord Suites' (CDD22045)
Handel: Harpsichord Suites
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Fugue or Voluntary No 6 in C minor, HWV610
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Fugue No 6 in C minor is solemn rather than desperate, perhaps even prophetic of the tragic darkness C minor acquired in the nineteenth-century symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler. This is a tonal rather than real fugue since its subject, wriggling around the fifth, answers a semitone with a minor third. Despite a luscious passage of sequential seventh chords, the rigorously logical movement preserves human dignity and rationality in the face of fickle fortune.

from notes by Wilfrid Mellers © 1995

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDD22045 disc 2 track 21
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-93221
Duration
3'00
Recording date
1 May 1994
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Handel: The Eight Great Suites (CDA66931/2)
    Disc 2 Track 21
    Release date: February 1995
    Deletion date: November 2002
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22045
  2. Handel: Harpsichord Suites (CDD22045)
    Disc 2 Track 21
    Release date: November 2002
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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