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Track(s) taken from CDA67139

Fugue in D major, BWV580

doubtful attribution

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1999
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: July 1999
Total duration: 3 minutes 18 seconds


'This boldly presented recital … holds the listener from beginning to end' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Herrick's technical mastery is stunningly apparent' (Contemporary Review)
As various commentators have pointed out, the subject of the Fugue in D major, BWV580, is very similar to the counter-subject of the Allabreve, BWV589. There is little in the way of fully developed fugal writing but the long sequences, based on figures from the subject, give it a breezy, optimistic air.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Comme l’ont souligné divers commentateurs, le sujet de la Fugue en ré majeur, BWV580 est fort semblable au contre-sujet de l’Allabreve, BWV589. L’ensemble ne comporte guère d’écriture fuguée pleinement développée, mais les longues séquences, fondées sur des figures extraites du sujet, créent une atmosphère désinvolte, optimiste.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Wie diverse Kommentatoren dargelegt haben, ist das Subjekt der Fuge in D-Dur BWV 580 dem Gegensatz des Allabreve BWV 589 sehr ähnlich. Von voll entwickelter fugaler Stimmführung ist kaum etwas zu entdecken, doch die langen Tonfolgen auf der Grundlage von Figuren aus dem Subjekt verleihen dem Stück eine unbekümmerte, optimistische Atmosphäre.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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