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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Praeludium in A major, BuxWV151


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds

Cover artwork: Procession in a Cathedral by Bartolomeus van Bassen (c1590-1652)
Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Temple Newsam House), UK / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A magnificent sound … Herrick's razor-sharp articulation is at one with Buxtehude's fastidiously chiselled counterpoint … an auspicious beginning' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Herrick displays great energy and a keen ear for registrational variety' (American Record Guide)

'Herrick embarks on another epic for Hyperion, and the first instalment whets the appetite. Buxtehude's delicate contrapuntal intricacy is offset by occasional flamboyance … the organ of Helsingør Cathedral, on Buxtehude's home ground of Denmark, offers an excellent colour' (Classical Music)
The Praeludium in A major, BuxWV151 opens in typical extemporary style, in this case with exceptional brilliance. The first fugue is based on a subject featuring descending thirds and a counter-subject rising by step. There follows a sustained passage, before the work is brought to a close with a short, sturdy second fugue.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Le Praeludium en la majeur, BuxWV151 commence, pour ne pas changer, dans un style improvisé, mais avec un brio exceptionnel. La première fugue repose sur un sujet présentant des tierces descendantes et sur un contre-sujet s’élevant par degrés conjoints. Après un passage tenu, l’œuvre s’achève sur une seconde fugue, brève et déterminée.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Praeludium in A-Dur, BuxWV151 beginnt in typisch improvisatorischer Manier, in diesem Fall mit außergewöhnlicher Brillanz. Die erste Fuge basiert auf einem Thema mit absteigenden Terzen und einem stufenweise aufsteigenden Kontrapunkt. Es folgt eine sostenuto-Passage, bevor das Werk mit einer kurzen, soliden zweiten Fuge schließt.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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