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Track(s) taken from CDA67263

Little Prelude and Fugue No 8 in B flat major, BWV560

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 33 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 5 in G major the prelude includes a substantial pedal solo, although here the consistent use of one motif gives a much greater sense of unity. At the end of the triple-time fugue contrapuntal writing is abandoned in favour of a carillon-like ending, based on the second half of the subject.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2000

À l’instar du n°5 en sol majeur, le prélude comprend un substantiel solo de pédale, même si, ici, l’usage constant d’un motif induit un bien plus grand sens de l’unité. À la fin de la fugue ternaire, l’écriture contrapuntique est rejetée au bénéfice d’une conclusion de type carillon, fondée sur la seconde moitié du sujet.

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

Wie die Nr. 5 in G-Dur enthält das Präludium ein umfangreiches Pedalsolo, nur daß hier die durchgehende Verwendung eines einzelnen Motivs das Gefühl der Einheitlichkeit wesentlich erhöht. Am Ende der Fuge im Dreiertakt wird der kontrapunktische Satz zugunsten eines glockenspielartigen Abschlusses aufgegeben, der auf der zweiten Hälfte des Subjekts basiert.

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

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