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Track(s) taken from CDA66390

Trio Sonata in C major, BWV529

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: 14 minutes 29 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Gail Hennessy (oboe), Nicholas Parle (harpsichord)


'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 opening Allegro of the C major sonata is a large-scale ABA movement in which two themes more or less alternate in a scheme thought out only by J S Bach. The plan was one way to organise a major movement, a problem that was to become more and more important as the century progressed. The Largo is, again, a more mature example of the genre implied in the E minor sonata’s Andante, and the fugal finale is a ‘fugue for two violins and bass’.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Das einleitende Allegro der Sonate in C-Dur ist ein groß angelegter Satz in A-B-A-Form, dessen beide Themen sich mehr oder weniger abwechseln, und zwar in einer Abfolge, die nur J.S. Bach ersonnen hat. Der Plan stellte eine Möglichkeit dar, einen gewichtigen Satz zu organisieren, ein Problem, das im weiteren Verlauf des Jahrhunderts immer größere Bedeutung gewinnen sollte. Das Largo ist wiederum ein reiferes Exemplar der Gattung, die schon im Andante des e-Moll Sonate angedeutet wird, und das fugale Finale ist eine ‘Fuge für zwei Violinen und Bass’.

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

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Bach: Music for oboe and harpsichord
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