Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531

before 1707

This work is indisputably by Bach, the Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV531. An early work, possibly dating from his time at Arnstadt, it is a brilliant example of the ‘stylus fantasticus’, familiar from the works of Buxtehude, Lübeck and Böhm. From the characteristic opening pedal solo to the virtuoso passage-work and repeated-note fugue theme there is a feeling not only of youthful exuberance but also of mastery.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Cette œuvre est incontestablement bachienne, le Prélude et fugue en ut majeur, BWV531 Cette œuvre ancienne, datant probablement de l’époque d’Amstadt, est un brillant exemple du «stylus fantasticus» cher aux pièces de Buxtehude, Lübeck et Böhm. Du caractéristique solo de pédales initial au passage virtuose et au thème de la fugue en notes répétées, ce diptyque fait montre non seulement d’exubérance juvénile, mais de maîtrise.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Das frühe Werk, möglicherweise aus seiner Arnstädter Zeit, ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel für den “stylus fantasticus”, der uns aus den Werken von Buxtehude, Lübeck und Böhm vertraut ist. Angefangen vom typischen einleitenden Pedalsolo bis hin zum virtuosen Passagenwerk und dem Fugenthema mit seinen wiederholten Noten herrscht ein Gefühl nicht nur von jugendlichem Überschwang, sondern auch von meisterhaftem Können.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Bach: Organ Cornucopia
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 9
Studio Master: SIGCD809Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Movement 1: Prelude
Track 29 on CDA67139 [2'29]
Track 1 on SIGCD809 [2'30] Download only
Track 29 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [2'29] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue
Track 30 on CDA67139 [4'24]
Track 2 on SIGCD809 [4'13] Download only
Track 30 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [4'24] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata

Click track numbers above to select
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...