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Track(s) taken from CDA66390

Trio Sonata in G major, BWV530

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: 11 minutes 30 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 G major sonata is a veritable concerto in its first movement: themes and ‘style’ are so Italianate that some scholars even speak of a ‘Vivaldi database’ for this work. The Lento has the quality of a sonata for two flutes and bass in Bach ‘s typical plaintive style, and the fugal finale is Bach at his most gloriously complex.

from notes by Peter Williams © 1990

Die Sonate in G-Dur gleicht im ersten Satz einem wahrhaftigen Concerto: Themen und ‘Stil’ wirken dermaßen italienisch, dass manche Musikwissenschaftler diesem Werk geradezu eine ‘Vivaldi- Datenbank’ nachsagen. Das Lento hat den Charakter einer Sonate für zwei Flöten und Bass in Bachs typisch schwermütigem Stil, und das fugale Finale zeigt ihn in seiner ganzen herrlichen Vielschichtigkeit.

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

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