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Track(s) taken from CDA67263

Little Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C major, BWV553

by J T Krebs ?

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1999
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: October 2000
Total duration: 3 minutes 57 seconds


'Superlatives all round for the last instalment in this exuberant, outstandingly played series … excellent documentation, superbly recorded sound, an enchanting instrument and, of course, outstanding playing. The freshness and joie de vivre that Herrick brings to all Bach’s music makes this cycle a winner' (Gramophone)

'This is a most rewarding recital, very highly recommended' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
The opening motif of this binary work – semiquaver figuration over punctuating chords – has a flavour of the north German praeludium, while the chugging chord accompaniment of its continuation is typically Italianate. The lively fugue, whose subject is built on two short motifs, is one of the least developed of the set.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

Le motif initial de cette œuvre binaire (figuration de doubles croches par-dessus des accords ponctuants) exhale un parfum de prélude d’Allemagne du Nord, cependant que l’accompagnement en accords haletants de son développement est typiquement italianisant. La fugue animée, dont le sujet est bâti sur deux courts motifs, est l’une des moins développées du corpus.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Wir erkennen das besagte Nebeneinander unterschiedlicher Einflüsse gleich im Präludium. Das Eröffnungsmotiv des zweiteiligen Werks – Sechzehntelfigurierung über interpunktierenden Akkorden – hat einen Beigeschmack von norddeutschem Präludium, während die pochende Akkordbegleitung seiner Fortsetzung typisch italienisch ist. Die lebhafte Fuge, deren Subjekt auf zwei kurzen Motiven aufbaut, gehört zu den am wenigsten ausgearbeiteten der Serie.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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Bach: The Complete Organ Works
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