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Track(s) taken from CDA67263

Little Prelude and Fugue No 7 in A minor, BWV559

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 30 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 several disparate elements which make up the prelude include figurations typical of the south German toccata style of Pachelbel as well as reminiscences of the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543, and the Aria, BWV587. The dancing fugue at first appears to be destined to be built on a large scale but is cut off somewhat abruptly after the first entry of the pedals.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

Les éléments disparates constitutifs du prélude incluent des figurations typiques du style de toccata de Pachelbel (Allemagne du Sud), mais aussi des réminiscences du Prélude et fugue en la mineur, BWV543 et de l’Aria, BWV587. La fugue dansante semble d’abord devoir être bâtie sur une large gamme, mais elle est interrompue quelque peu brusquement, après la première entrée des pédales.

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

Die mehreren unterschiedlichen Elemente, aus denen sich das Präludium zusammensetzt, sind unter anderem Figurationen, die für den süddeutschen Tokkatenstil Pachelbels typisch sind, sowie Anklänge an Präludium und Fuge in a-Moll BWV 543 und die Arie BWV 587. Die tänzerische Fuge erscheint zunächst dazu bestimmt, in großem Maßstab aufgebaut zu werden, bricht jedoch nach dem ersten Einsatz auf den Pedalen recht abrupt ab.

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

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