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Track(s) taken from CDA67211/2

Trio in D minor, BWV583


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: November 1996
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 4 minutes 51 seconds


'Just as, in my youth, I almost preferred to lick the scrapings from the bowls in which my mother had prepared cakes than to savout the finished product, so I am tempted almost to prefer these crumbs from the table of a great genius to those stupendous musical feats which are everybody's idea of the real J S Bach. Here is music every bit as worthy of close attention as anything Bach wrote for the organ. Herrick displays immaculate taste. This is playing of the very highest order … superlative artistry' (Gramophone)

'An attractive way of gathering up some of Bach's less obvious masterpieces, and they are all splendidly played, and recorded on a fine Swiss organ' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Christopher Herrick possède une technique supérieure et un grand toucher. Il nous fait parcourir ces pages de jeunesse avec une fraîcheur, une bonne humeur, un lyrisme et une entrain communicatif' (Le Monde de la Musique, France)
Ohe one original work in this group is the Trio, BWV583, an Adagio in D minor, which falls into three sections, the first and third of which are dominated by a highly ornamented dotted theme, whilst the middle section is largely characterized by rising thirds. Interestingly, the pedals share this thematic material to a much greater extent than is generally the case in the Trio Sonatas.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

Das einzige Originalwerk dieser Gruppe ist das Trio, BWV583, ein Adagio in d-Moll, das in drei Abschnitte unterteilt ist. Der erste und dritte Teil werden von einem überaus verzierten punktierten Thema dominiert, während der Mittelteil größtenteils durch Aufwärtsterzen charakterisiert ist. Interessanterweise tritt dieses thematische Material auch in den Pedalstimmen auf, und zwar in wesentlich höherem Maße als dies bei Triosonaten im allgemeinen der Fall ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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