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Track(s) taken from CDA66390

Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526

circa 1727

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: November 1989
Pfarrkirche St Nikolaus, Bremgarten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: May 1990
Total duration: 11 minutes 23 seconds

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David Goode (organ)


'Organists who have struggled with the three independent lines will marvel at Herrick's fluency … Recording quality is superb, the recently built Metzler organ a delight to the ear, and the documentation exemplary. Outstanding' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'The most persuasive, vivid and compelling performances ever of these sonatas. Herrick's bubbly playing, not to mention Hyperion's superb recording, bring Bach vividly to life' (Gramophone)

'This stunning disc … immense fun, brimming over with real affection for the music. A disc of rare beauty and a gem in any collection! (The Good CD Guide)

'Outstanding. The whole package is quite superb' (Hi-Fi News)

'Fresh … colourful … beguiling … Inspired and imaginative, the whole experience is fun' (The Musical Times)

'Una delle migliorii esecuzioni bachiane di tutti I tempi' (Musica, Italy)
The ‘Vivace’ heading at the beginning of the C minor sonata, could well suggest that some of the other movements in the set should not be played too fast, for, judging by his arrangements of Vivaldi concertos, Bach had a fairly sedate idea of Italian style. The lyricism of the Largo movement is no longer there in the finale, whose fugue-theme and treatment appear to be rather old-fashioned until the perky ‘second subject’ appears.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die Angabe ‘Vivace’ zu Anfang der Sonate in c-Moll könnte durchaus darauf hindeuten, dass einige andere Sätze der Zusammenstellung nicht allzu schnell gespielt werden sollten, denn nach seinen Bearbeitungen der Vivaldischen Konzerte zu urteilen stellte sich Bach den italienischen Stil eher bedächtig vor. Der Lyrismus des Largos verschwindet im Finale, dessen Fugenthema samt Umsetzung recht altmodisch wirken, bis das muntere ‘Seitenthema’ zum Vorschein kommt.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Williams © 1990
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD802Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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