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Prelude and Fugue in D minor 'Fiddle', BWV539


The Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV539 offers something of a novelty – a transcription of a transcription. Bach’s organ fugue is itself an arrangement of the fugue from the solo violin sonata in G minor, following the original argument from bar to bar but amplifying what the solo violin could only hint at. The same could be said of Goedicke’s transcription even if some of his elaborations might have startled the composer. With admirable tact and discretion, he leaves the devotional simplicity of the Prelude almost untouched.

from notes by Hamish Milne © 2005

Le Prélude et Fugue en ré mineur, BWV539, offre une expèce de nouveauté: une transcription de transcription, la fugue pour orgue de Bach étant elle-même un arrangement de la fugue extraite de la Sonate pour violon en sol mineur – une pièce dont elle suit l’argument mesure pour mesure, mais en amplifiant ce que le violon solo ne pouvait qu’insinuer. La transcription de Goedicke reproduit, pourrait-on dire, ce schéme, même si certaines de ses élaborations auraient pu surprendre Bach. Avec un tact et une discrétion admirables, Goedicke parvient à garder presque intacte la simplicité dévotionnelle du Prélude.

extrait des notes rédigées par Hamish Milne © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Präludium und Fuge in d-Moll BWV 539 sind ein Novum – eine Bearbeitung einer Bearbeitung. Bachs Orgelfuge ist ihrerseits eine Transkription der Fuge aus der Soloviolinsonate in g-Moll, die dem Original zwar treu bleibt, doch die Orgel intensiviert, was auf der Geige nur angedeutet werden kann. Dasselbe könnte man von Goedickes Bearbeitung sagen, selbst wenn einige seiner Verzierungen den Komponisten überrascht hätten. Das andächtige, schlichte Präludium behandelt er jedoch mit bewundernswerter Rücksichtnahme und Diskretion und verändert es kaum.

aus dem Begleittext von Hamish Milne © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Bach: Organ Miniatures
CDA67211/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 5 - Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire & Siloti
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 10
Studio Master: SIGCD810Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Movement 1: Prelude
Track 7 on CDA67211/2 CD2 [1'52] 2CDs Archive Service

Track 5 on CDA67506 [2'18]
Track 5 on SIGCD810 [2'16] Download only
Track 7 on CDS44121/36 CD6 [1'52] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 8 on CDA67211/2 CD2 [4'56] 2CDs Archive Service

Track 6 on CDA67506 [5'57]
Track 6 on SIGCD810 [5'17] Download only
Track 8 on CDS44121/36 CD6 [4'56] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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