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Track(s) taken from CDA67855

Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV163


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2010
St-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris, France
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon & Will Brown
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 7 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: A Church Interior by Anthonie de Lorme (1610-1673)
Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The Praeludium in F sharp minor brings the disc to an arresting conclusion. The performance is exhilarating and Herrick judges the pacing to perfect dramatic ends while also having the opportunity to show off his brilliantly agile pedal technique … this recording, along with its two predecessors in the series, is a first-rate addition to the catalogue. On this evidence, Herrick's next release should be eagerly awaited' (International Record Review)
The Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV163 is unusual in being for manuals only. It begins in the customary free manner, and the first of its fugues is jig-like in character. The lengthy second one, which follows a further free passage, is based on a subject beginning with a rising fifth and repeated notes, and here Buxtehude anticipates the athletic, Italianate writing of J S Bach’s maturity. The third and final fugue, which follows a very lively free passage, is another of Buxtehude’s jigs.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Le Praeludium en sol mineur BuxWV163 a ceci d’inhabituel qu’il est dévolu aux seuls manuels. Il s’ouvre, comme de coutume, en manière libre, et sa première fugue a un caractère de gigue. La deuxième, très longue, succède à un autre passage libre et s’appuie sur un sujet commencé par une quinte ascendante et des notes répétées, Buxtehude anticipant là la vigoureuse écriture italianisante du J. S. Bach de la maturité. La troisième et dernière fugue, qui suit un passage libre fort enjoué, est une nouvelle gigue de Buxtehude.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Das Präludium in g-Moll, BuxWV163 ist ungewöhnlicherweise nur für Manuale geschrieben. Es beginnt im üblichen freien Stil, und die erste Fuge hat den Charakter einer Gigue. Die nach einer weiteren freien Passage folgende zweite Fuge verarbeitet ein Thema, das mit einer aufsteigenden Quinte und wiederholten Noten beginnt und hier den kraftvoll italienischen Stil des reifen Bach vorwegnimmt. Die auf eine sehr lebhafte freie Passage folgende dritte und letzte Fuge ist eine von Buxtehudes Gigues.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2011
Deutsch: Henning Weber

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