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Track(s) taken from CDA66843

Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526

circa 1727

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 19 minutes 36 seconds

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David Goode (organ)
Christopher Herrick (organ)


'A marvellous way of getting to know the ins and outs of six superb examples of Bach's contrapuntal craft' (Gramophone)

'As played by The King's Consort, these sonatas have a deliciously intimate and conversational quality that is very difficult to achieve at the organ … Both playing and sound are stunning. If you love Bach's instrumental chamber music you must hear this disc. If you are an organist you may never think of these pieces in quite the same way again' (American Record Guide)

'An impressive combination of enterprising arrangements with outstanding musicianship. On all counts this is an outstanding release' (Classic CD)

'Un véritable petit bijou' (Répertoire, France)
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

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Bach: Trio Sonatas
CDA66390Archive Service
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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