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Track(s) taken from CDA67263

Little Prelude and Fugue No 5 in G major, BWV557

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 26 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 extrovert prelude shows the influence of Buxtehude in its plethora of virtuosic motifs and its extended pedal solo. The strong contours of the syncopated fugue subject make it particularly suitable for stretto writing, with entries tumbling one on top of another.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

Le prélude extraverti montre l’influence de Buxtehude, à travers sa pléthore de motifs virtuoses et son solo de pédale prolongé. Les puissants contours du sujet syncopé de la fugue rendent la pièce singulièrement appropriée à l’écriture en strette, où les entrées cascadent les unes sur les autres.

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

Das extrovertierte Präludium läßt mit seiner Fülle virtuoser Motive und seinem ausgedehnten Pedalsolo erneut den Einfluß Buxtehudes erkennen. Die starken Konturen der synkopierten Fuge machen sie besonders geeignet zur Engführung mit Einsätzen, die sich zu überstürzen scheinen.

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

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