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Track(s) taken from CDA66434

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1990
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: December 1990
Total duration: 15 minutes 2 seconds

Cover artwork: Porch of Ratisbon (Regensburg) Cathedral by Samuel Prout (1783-1852)

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David Goode (organ)


'Stupendous organ sound … one of the three Bach CDs I will turn to over and over again for sheer enjoyment' (Gramophone)

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'Masterly interpretations' (Organists' Review)

'Authoritative performances, impeccable technique, brilliant recorded sound—a winner' (Church Music Quarterly)
The Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV564, clearly a mature work (with the fugue as its least concentrated part), reveals a masterly synthesis of German and Italian styles—the section after the introductory dialogue for manuals and pedals juxtaposing thematic material clearly derived from Reincken and concerto principles, for example. The Passacaglia, BWV582, in reality both a gigantic set of variations and a close-knit prelude and fugue of masterly graduations of tension, takes its theme from a French liturgical verset by Raison.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1990

Das BWV564—Toccata, Adagio und Fuge—welches als ein deutlich ausgereifteres Werk gilt (wiederum mit der Fuge als dem am wenigsten konzentrierten Teil), offenbart eine meisterhafte Synthese der deutschen und italienischen Stile—die Passage nach dem einleitenden Dialog zwischen den Manualen und Pedalen, der thematisches Material dicht nebeneinander stellt, ist zum Beispiel eindeutig von Reincken und von konzertanten Grundsätzen hergeleitet.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1990
Deutsch: Hans Jürgen Wienkamp

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