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Track(s) taken from CDD22062

Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1993
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: October 1993
Total duration: 8 minutes 38 seconds

The fugue from the C minor Fantasia and Fugue, BWV537, an excellently wrought allabreve example with a chromatically rising second subject, shows Bach experimenting with da capo elements even in his late Weimar years (1716/7), while the accompanying fantasia forms a perfect foil with its deeply expressive, pliant imitation evolving over long-held pedal points.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

La Fugue en ut mineur, BWV537, exemple d’allabreve parfaitement œuvrée, avec un second sujet s’élevant chromatiquement, révèle Bach expérimentant avec des éléments da capo même dans ses dernières années à Weimar (1716/7), tandis que la fantaisie qui l’accompagne forme un contraste parfait avec sa souple imitation, profondément expressive, qui se développe sur des points de pédales longuement tenus.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robin Langley © 1993
Français: Alain Midoux

Die Fuge in c-Moll, BWV537, ein hervorragend gearbeitetes Beispiel des Allabreve-Typus mit chromatisch ansteigendem zweitem Subjekt, demonstriert, daß Bach auch in den späten Weimarer Jahren (1716/17) noch mit Da-Capo-Elementen experimentiert hat. Die zugehörige Fantasie, deren höchst expressive, geschmeidige Imitation sich über lang ausgehaltenen Orgelpunkten entfaltet, bietet dazu das perfekte Gegenstück.

aus dem Begleittext von Robin Langley © 1993
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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