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Track(s) taken from CDA67964

Fuga in G major, BuxWV175


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: 2 minutes 59 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 Fuga in G major, BuxWV175, a three-voice example for the manuals only, is in three sections, the second (bars 19–38, from 0'45'') based on an inverted form of the subject, the third (bar 39 onwards, from 1'36'') on the subject in both its original and inverted forms. As in BuxWV204, Buxtehude demonstrates his grasp of ‘learned’ procedures.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

La Fuga en sol majeur, BuxWV175, à trois voix pour les seuls manuels, compte trois sections, les deux dernières se fondant l’une (mesures 19–38, à partir de 0'45'') sur une forme renversée et l’autre sur les formes originale et renversée du sujet. Comme dans BuxWV204, Buxtehude montre ici sa science des procédés «savants».

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

Die Fuga in G-Dur, BuxWV175, ein dreistimmiges Werk ohne Pedal, ist in drei Teile gegliedert, wobei der zweite (Takt 19–38, ab 0'45'') auf einer Umkehrung des Themas basiert und der dritte (ab Takt 39, bzw. 1'36'') auf dem Thema sowohl in seiner ursprünglichen als auch in der umgekehrten Form. Ebenso wie in BuxWV204 demonstriert Buxtehude hier sein Verständnis der „gelehrten“ Techniken.

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

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