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Track(s) taken from CDA67263

Little Prelude and Fugue No 4 in F major, BWV556

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: 2 minutes 39 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)
Like No 2 in D minor the prelude is cast in ternary form. The similarity of the opening motif to that in the last movement of the Pastorale, BWV590, has often been noted. The fugue subject has the characteristics of a north German fugue, particularly the rocking semiquavers of the second bar. As with the C major fugue the part-writing is not particularly developed.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

Le prélude est, à l’instar du n°2 en ré mineur, coulé dans une forme ternaire. La ressemblance qui unit le motif initial au motif du dernier mouvement de la Pastorale, BWV590 a souvent été soulignée. Le sujet de la fugue présente les caractéristiques d’une fugue d’Allemagne du Nord, surtout les doubles croches cullando de la deuxième mesure. Comme dans la fugue en ut majeur, la conduite des voix n’est pas particulièrement développée.

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

Wie die Nr. 2 in d-Moll ist das Präludium dreiteilig angelegt. Die Ähnlichkeit des Eröffnungsmotivs mit dem im letzten Satz der Pastorale BWV 590 ist häufig vermerkt worden. Das Fugensubjekt hat die Charakteristika einer norddeutschen Fuge, darunter insbesondere die wiegenden Sechzehntel im zweiten Takt. Wie bei der Fuge in C-Dur ist die Stimmführung nicht besonders gut ausgebildet.

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

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