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Fantasia in G major 'Pièce d'orgue', BWV572


That Bach was capable of great harmonic richness (even if less consistently organized) not only in his maturity is seen in the central section of the Fantasia in G major, BWV572. Dating from 1705/7, and also known as Pièce d’Orgue, this three-sectioned piece is remarkable for the consistency with which the single idea that comprises each section is pursued. A toccata of patterned chords, and a coda of acciaccatura-strewn broken chords, enclose a French-influenced panoply of continuously eliding five-part harmony.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

La section centrale de la Fantaisie en sol majeur, BWV572 révèle que Bach était capable de grande richesse harmonique (même si elle était organisée avec moins d’uniformité) bien avant sa maturité. Datant de 1705/7, cet ouvrage en trois sections est remarquable par la cohérence avec laquelle l’idée unique de chaque section est poursuivie. Une toccata d’accords ornés, et une coda d’accords brisés pleine d’acciaccatura, flanquent de part et d’autre une panoplie d’harmonie d’influence française, en cinq parties aux élisions continues.

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

Daß Bach nicht nur in seiner Reifezeit zu großem harmonischen Reichtum fähig war (wenn auch weniger gut geordnet), beweist der mittlere Abschnitt der Fantasie in G-Dur, BWV572. Das 1705/1707 entstandene dreiteilige Stück besticht durch die Konsistenz, mit der dem einzelnen Motiv nachgegangen wird, auf dem jeder Abschnitt aufbaut. Eine Tokkata aus Akkordblöcken und eine Coda aus aufgegliederten Akkorden, die mit Acciaccaturen übersät sind, rahmen ein französisch beeinflußtes Glanzstück ständig elidierender fünfstimmiger Harmonik ein.

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


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Complete: Très vitement – Gravement – Lentement
Track 3 on CDD22062 CD2 [8'44] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 6 on SIGCD800 [9'01] Download only
Track 3 on CDS44121/36 CD3 [8'44] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Part 2: Gravement
Christmas 1927; dedicated For Tania (Bax's pet name for Harriet Cohen); first published by Oxford University Press in A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen; first performed at the Queen's Hall on 17 October 1932

Track 6 on CDA67767 [4'15]

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