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Track(s) taken from CDA67139

Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531

before 1707

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: 6 minutes 53 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)
This work is indisputably by Bach, the Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531. An early work, possibly dating from his time at Arnstadt, it is a brilliant example of the ‘stylus fantasticus’, familiar from the works of Buxtehude, Lübeck and Böhm. From the characteristic opening pedal solo to the virtuoso passage-work and repeated-note fugue theme there is a feeling not only of youthful exuberance but also of mastery.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Cette œuvre est incontestablement bachienne, le Prélude et fugue en ut majeur, BWV531 Cette œuvre ancienne, datant probablement de l’époque d’Amstadt, est un brillant exemple du «stylus fantasticus» cher aux pièces de Buxtehude, Lübeck et Böhm. Du caractéristique solo de pédales initial au passage virtuose et au thème de la fugue en notes répétées, ce diptyque fait montre non seulement d’exubérance juvénile, mais de maîtrise.

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

Das frühe Werk, möglicherweise aus seiner Arnstädter Zeit, ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel für den “stylus fantasticus”, der uns aus den Werken von Buxtehude, Lübeck und Böhm vertraut ist. Angefangen vom typischen einleitenden Pedalsolo bis hin zum virtuosen Passagenwerk und dem Fugenthema mit seinen wiederholten Noten herrscht ein Gefühl nicht nur von jugendlichem Überschwang, sondern auch von meisterhaftem Können.

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

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