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Track(s) taken from CDA67876

Fuga in B flat major, BuxWV176


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: January 2011
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer & Simon Eadon
Engineered by Dave Rowell & Simon Eadon
Release date: September 2011
Total duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Cover artwork: Interior of a Gothic Church (1787) by Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (1738-1819)
Schlossmuseum, Scholl Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'Christopher Herrick's performances in this series have breathed musical life into the rich repertoire of organ music by Buxtehude and this release is no exception. The expressive and thoughtful interpretations of the repertoire presented on this disc make it a worthwhile addition to any collection' (International Record Review)

'Christopher Herrick clocks up another memorable recording. His terrifically nimble-fingered and fleet-footed playing betrays no sign of someone soon to be entering his eighth decade! There is surely nothing to be said against another complete set of Buxtehude's organ works when the music is this good or performed this well. The technical sound quality and chapel acoustics are very good, and the Trinity College organ —Metzler-built, like those in Herrick's celebrated complete Bach organ cycle, and dating back only as far as 1976, though incorporating seven ranks from Trinity predecessors from 1694 and 1708—sounds superb. Not particularly authentic but Buxtehude himself would almost certainly have enjoyed its breadth and power. As usual with Hyperion, the trilingual CD booklet gives excellent information on the music, track by track, not to mention a full description of the organ, including registrations for each of the pieces' (MusicWeb International)
The Fuga in B flat major, BuxWV176, a sprightly, three-voice work largely for manuals only, has a first subject which illustrates Buxtehude’s fondness for repeated notes. An episode improvisatory in character leads to the second fugue, which is based on a subject consisting entirely of semiquavers; and the third and final fugue is another of Buxtehude’s jigs.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

La Fuga en si bémol majeur BuxWV176, une sémillante œuvre à trois voix essentiellement adressée aux manuels seuls, voit son premier sujet illustrer la tendresse de Buxtehude pour les notes répétées. Un épisode de caractère improvisé mène à la deuxième fugue, sur un sujet tout en doubles croches; la troisième et dernière fugue est, là encore, une gigue de Buxtehude.

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

Die Fuga in B-Dur, BuxWV176, ein munteres, dreistimmiges Werk, dessen Pedalstimme kaum zu Wort kommt, hat ein erstes Thema, das Buxtehudes Vorliebe für Tonrepetitionen illustriert. Eine Episode improvisatorischen Charakters führt zur zweiten Fuge, der ein Thema zugrunde liegt, das vollkommen aus Sechzehnteln besteht. Die dritte und letzte Fuge ist eine wiederum eine Gigue.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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