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Track(s) taken from CDA66843

Trio Sonata in C major, BWV529

circa 1727

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 25 minutes 52 seconds

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Gail Hennessy (oboe), Nicholas Parle (harpsichord)
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 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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Bach: Trio Sonatas
CDA66390Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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