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Track(s) taken from CDA66843

Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527

circa 1727

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 27 minutes 56 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 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

Other albums featuring this work

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