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Track(s) taken from CDA66390

Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527

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: 12 minutes 54 seconds


'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 fugal opening of the D minor sonata has a poise hard to relate to music other than Bach’s chamber sonatas. One might find something like this in, say, a flute or gamba sonata, but not in the Italian composers he so admired. The graceful and sweet (‘dolce’) middle movement encourages players new to the set to think that the sonata is the ‘easiest’, but a few bars of the fugal finale soon change that impression. This movement also belongs among string trios.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die fugale Eröffnung der Sonate in d-Moll ist von einer ausgeglichenen Selbstsicherheit, die sich mit kaum einer anderen Musik als mit Bachs Kammersonaten vergleichen lässt. Man mag so etwas etwa in einer Flöten- oder Gambensonate wiederfinden, nicht jedoch bei den italienischen Komponisten, die er so bewunderte. Der graziöse und liebliche (‘dolce’ bezeichnete) Mittelsatz verleitet Interpreten, die diesen Werken zum ersten Mal begegnen, diese Sonate für die ‘leichteste’ zu halten, aber wenige Takte des fugalen Finales machen diese Einschätzung bald zunichte. Auch dieser Satz zählt zu den Streichtrios.

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

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