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Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV534


The F minor Prelude and Fugue, BWV534 is an uneven work of powerful moments vitiated by some technical miscalculations, but there is no denying the majesty of the prelude’s springing manual figures over striding pedal scales nor the serious and thorough working of an early example of the allabreve fugue, with its typically anguished drooping diminished seventh in the subject.

from notes by Robin Langley © 1993

Le Prélude et Fugue en fa mineur, BWV534 est une œuvre inégale, dans laquelle de puissants moments sont affaiblis par certains mauvais calculs techniques, mais on ne peut nier la majesté des figures de clavier bondissantes du prélude au-dessus de gammes de pédales à la marche rapide, ni la sérieuse et complète élaboration d’un exemple précédent de la fugue allabreve, avec sa septième diminuée descendante, typiquement tourmentée, dans le sujet.

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

Präludium und Fuge in f-Moll, BWV534, sind ein unausgeglichenes Werk voller eindrucksvoller Momente, die durch technische Fehlkalkulationen verdorben werden. Dennoch sind weder die Erhabenheit der federnden Manualfiguren des Präludiums über getragenen Pedalläufen zu leugnen, noch die ernsthafte und gründliche Verarbeitung eines frühen Beispiels der Allabreve-Fuge mit typisch angstvollen, matten verminderten Septimen im Subjekt.

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


Bach: Great Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues
CDD220622CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 8 - Eugen d'Albert
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Movement 1: Prelude

Track 10 on CDA67709 [4'29]
Track 8 on CDD22062 CD2 [3'41] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 8 on CDS44121/36 CD3 [3'41] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Fugue

Track 11 on CDA67709 [4'20]
Track 9 on CDD22062 CD2 [4'42] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 9 on CDS44121/36 CD3 [4'42] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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