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Track(s) taken from CDA67421/2

Mein junges Leben hat ein End'


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: August 2002
Norrfjärden Kyrka, Piteå, Sweden
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: August 2003
Total duration: 6 minutes 43 seconds

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Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)


'…this is really inspiring playing with some compelling insights into the structure of Sweelinck's often monumental pieces.' (Early Music Review)

'This set is obviously the outcome of a thorough, deeply pondered approach. It more then renders justice to Sweelinck's music by bringing out its variety, inventiveness and fanciful exuberance. Strongly recommended.' (Fanfare, USA)

'Herrick, who is up to all the technical demands made by the music, aptly uses early keyboard fingering, while his carefully chosen registrations … are a real treat for the ear' (Goldberg)
Mein junges Leben hat ein End’ is rightly regarded as Sweelinck’s masterpiece—it was the first of his works to be published, in 1894. The sense of reprise brought about by the return to the mood of the opening in the final variation, even though the harmony and part-writing are quite different, is surely a masterstroke.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2003

Mein junges Leben hat ein End’ est considéré à juste titre comme le chef-d’œuvre de Sweelinck. C’est aussi la première œuvre qu’il fit paraître en 1594. La sensation de reprise—la dernière variation donne l’impression de retrouver le climat initial de l’œuvre alors que l’harmonie et la conduite des voix sont bien différentes—est sans aucun doute un trait de génie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Mein junges Leben hat ein End’ wird mit Recht als Sweelincks Meisterwerk betrachtet—es war sein erstes Werk, das im Druck erschien, 1894. Das durch die Rückkehr zur Stimmung des Anfangs in der letzten Variation entstehende Gefühl der Reprise stellt, selbst wenn Harmonie und Polyphonie recht unterschiedlich sind, zweifellos einen beeindruckenden Kunstgriff dar.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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