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Track(s) taken from CDA66843

Trio Sonata in G major, BWV530

circa 1727

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: March 1996
Total duration: 23 minutes 4 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 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

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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