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Track(s) taken from CDA66843

Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV528

circa 1727

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 21 minutes 46 seconds

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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 E minor Sonata begins with an Introduction and Vivace transcribed from Cantata No 76 (oboe d’amore, gamba, continuo) – the whole movement short and preface-like, as indeed it is in the cantata. The Andante has all the hallmarks of early Bach, something written in his early twenties, a sweet, rather moving melody, short-breathed and repetitive, but very touching. The fugal finale is in a more mature style, elegant and intricate.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die Sonate in e-Moll beginnt mit einer Introduktion und einem Vivace, die aus der Kantate Nr. 76 (dort für Oboe d’amore, Gambe und Continuo) transkribiert sind—der ganze Satz ist kurz und gleicht einer Vorbemerkung, wie er auch in der Kantate erscheint. Das Andante weist alle Merkmale des frühen Bach auf, als habe er sie mit Anfang zwanzig geschrieben: eine liebliche, recht bewegende Melodie, kurzatmig und voller Wiederholungen, aber ausgesprochen ergreifend. Das fugale Finale ist in einem reiferen Stil gehalten, elegant und komplex.

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

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Bach: Trio Sonatas
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CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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