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Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BuxWV183

Chorale Prelude

Christopher Herrick (organ)
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Recording details: February 2012
Mariager Klosterkirke, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: December 2012
Total duration: 3 minutes 3 seconds

Cover artwork: Church Interior by Hendrik Cornelisz van Vliet (c1611-1675)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A simply splendid album. The organ … is a delight to the ears, its manifest charms precisely mapped out in detailed registrations provided in the excellent booklet … above all, of course, is Herrick's immensely enjoyable playing … all in all a delight to the ears which brings a smile to the face and a lift to the soul' (Gramophone)

'Hugely successful … Herrick's performance of the Praeludium … is packed with personality and character … the freedom with which Herrick approaches this piece and the extent to which is it possible to hear the performer's voice, as well as that of the composer, projected in this performance, cannot be described as anything other than exhilarating … Herrick's playing is characteristically excellent throughout. His performances of the free works are, without exception, rhetorically engaging and lively, while the chorale melodies sing beautifully, such is his sensitive approach to musical line … very highly recommended' (International Record Review)

'Herrick's generously-timed programme consists of an entertaining mix of items, mainly Praeludia or Chorale Preludes. Slower, ruminative pieces alternate with boisterous, dramatic works in a recital that manages to be both elegant and fulgurous, profound and sensuous. Works generally run to less than four minutes each, but short does not equate with inconsequential in Buxtehude's music: even the merest pieces speak volumes about the composer's imagination, virtuosity and originality … this set ought to be the primary destination for collectors' (MusicWeb International)
The Choral Prelude on ‘Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt’, BuxWV183, is based on a melody that J S Bach was to set in Das Orgelbüchlein (BWV637). The falling pedal figures of the opening bars seem to anticipate the pictorialism of Bach, but the gradually increasing animation, the rising figures in the final bars, and the right hand’s final flourish all seem to underline what Bach—in the interests of a single Affekt—chose to ignore: that the hymn is about man’s redemption as well as his fall.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Le Prélude-choral sur «Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt», BuxWV183, repose, de nouveau, sur une mélodie que J. S. Bach reprendra dans Das Orgelbüchlein (BWV637). Les figures de pédales descendantes des mesures liminaires semblent anticiper le figuralisme bachien, mais l’animation grandissante, les figures ascendantes des dernières mesures et l’ultime fioriture à la main droite paraissent souligner ce que Bach, intéressé par un seul Affekt, choisira d’ignorer: que cet hymne évoque la rédemption de l’homme tout autant que sa chute.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2012
Français: Hypérion

Das Choralvorspiel „Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt“, BuxWV183, fußt auf einer Melodie, die J.S. Bach im Orgelbüchlein (BWV637) vertonen sollte. Die fallenden Pedalfiguren in den ersten Takten scheinen Bachs bildhafte Darstellungskraft zu antizipieren, doch die allmählich zunehmende Lebhaftigkeit, die aufsteigenden Figuren in den letzten Takten und die Schlussfigur in der rechten Hand scheinen alle zu unterstreichen, was Bach—im Interesse eines einzelnen Affekts—überging: dass das Lied sowohl von der Erlösung des Menschen als auch von seinem Fall handelt.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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