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Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV204

Chorale Fantasia

The Chorale Fantasia on ‘Magnificat primi toni’, BuxWV204, falls into two sections, the first a lively double fugue, the second an austerely beautiful double fugue in the vocal style (‘stile antico’) associated with such sixteenth-century composers as Palestrina (and in its use of invertible counterpoint illustrating the sophistication Buxtehude’s technique was capable of embracing).

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

La Fantaisie-choral sur le «Magnificat primi toni», BuxWV204, est découpée en deux doubles fugues, l’une enjouée et l’autre d’une austère beauté, dans le style vocal («stile antico») associé aux compositeurs du XVIe siècle comme Palestrina (son usage du contrepoint réversible illustre quelle sophistication technique Buxtehude pouvait embrasser).

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2012
Français: Hypérion

Die Choralfantasie über das „Magnificat primi toni“, BuxWV204, gliedert sich in zwei Teile, wobei der erste eine lebendige Doppelfuge und der zweite eine enthaltsam-schöne Doppelfuge in dem Vokalstil („stile antico“) ist, der an die Komponisten des 16. Jahrhunderts wie etwa Palestrina erinnert (wozu auch der Einsatz des umkehrbaren Kontrapunkts gehört, der das anspruchsvolle Niveau von Buxtehudes Kompositionstechnik illustriert).

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Buxtehude: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5 - Mariager Klosterkirke
Studio Master: CDA67964Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67964 track 15

Recording date
20 February 2012
Recording venue
Mariager Klosterkirke, Denmark
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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