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Track(s) taken from CDA67855

Praeludium in C major, BuxWV136


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: 6 minutes 17 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 C major, BuxWV136 begins with a short free section remarkable for the richness of its harmony. There follows a double fugue based on two very short subjects, the first having repeated notes, the second executing a stepwise descent. A leisurely free section over long-held pedal notes introduces the second fugue (Allegro) and after a very short free interlude a ‘jig’ fugue brings the work to a spirited conclusion.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Le Praeludium en ut majeur BuxWV136 s’ouvre sur une courte section libre d’une remarquable richesse harmonique. S’ensuit une double fugue fondée sur deux sujets brévissimes, l’un doté de notes répétées, l’autre exécutant une descente par degrés conjoints. Une section nonchalamment libre, par-dessus des notes-pédales tenues, introduit la seconde fugue (Allegro) et, passé un fort bref interlude libre, une fugue «à la gigue» amène l’œuvre à une pimpante conclusion.

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

Das Präludium in C-Dur, BuxWV136 beginnt mit einem kurzen freien, aufgrund seiner reichen Harmonien bemerkenswerten Abschnitt. Daran schließt sich eine Doppelfuge mit zwei sehr kurzen Themen an, deren erstes wiederholte Noten verarbeitet und deren zweites stufenweise abwärts schreitet. Nach einem entspannten freien Abschnitt über lange ausgehaltenen Pedalnoten wird die zweite Fuge (Allegro) eingeführt, und nach einem sehr kurzen, freien Zwischenspiel bringt eine Fuge in Gigue-Format das Stück zu einem angeregten Abschluss.

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

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