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Johann Sebastian Bach – Six Trio Sonatas, BWV 525 – 530 Preludes & Fugues, BWV 548 & 552

$17.99 (2CD-Digipak)

For nearly three centuries Johann Sebastian Bach’s six trio sonatas have been the touchstone of organ performance. Their sparkling transparency and ravishing elegance require not only unwavering independence between both hands and feet, but also graceful and nuanced expression from the player. Collected in the late 1720s when Bach was molding his own son, Wilhelm Friedemann, into one the greatest organists of the eighteenth century, these pieces have challenged and elevated uninterrupted generations ever since. The prize-winning author of Bach’s Feet, David Yearsley, plays the sonatas on Cornell University’s recently completed reconstruction of a Berlin organ from 1706 made by Arp Schnitger, one of Bach’s favorite builders. Framing the sonatas on this two CD set is a pair of the master’s monumental preludes and fugues, works whose brilliance, complexity, and exuberance have never been surpassed.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Performing artists: David Yearsley

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Release date: January 1, 2015

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Track Listing:

CD 1
1 Prelude in E-Flat Major, BWV 552/1
Sonata no. 1 in E-flat Major, BWV 525
2 [Allegro]
3 Adagio
4 Allegro

Sonata no. 2 in C Minor, BWV 526
5 Vivace
6 Largo
7 Allegro

Sonata no. 3 in D Minor, BWV 527
8 Andante
9 Adagio e dolce
10 Vivace
11 Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552/2

CD 2
1 Prelude in E Minor, BWV 548/1
Sonata no. 4 in E Minor, BWV 528
2 Adagio – Vivace
3 Andante
4 un poc’ allegro

Sonata no. 5 in C Major, BWV 529
5 Allegro
6 Largo
7 Allegro

Sonata no. 6 in G Major, BWV 530
8 [Allegro]
9 Lente
10 Allegro
11 Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548/2

Johann Sebastian Bach
Six Trio Sonatas, BWV 525 – 530, Preludes & Fugues, BWV 548 & 552

David Yearsley, organ

Configuration: Double CD in Digipak
Available: March 10, 2015
Recorded: June 7- 8, 2011; & May 19, 2014 (for BWV 552 only)
Booklet: 20 page
Features:
• Complete 2 -CD recording of the six Trio Sonatas (BWV 525 – 530) by one of the greatest contemporary American
organists and writers on Bach, David Yearsley.
• Includes as a bonus two other major Bach organ works (Prieludes & Fugues BWV 548 & 552).
• Premier recording of these essential works on the new German-style Baroque organ in Anabel Taylor Hall,
Cornell University.
• Extensive notes by David Yearsley, author of two major published works on Bach (Cambridge University Press).
• Recorded by master engineer, Joel Gordon.
• Complete stop lists of the organ included.

Johann Sebastian Bach – Six Trio Sonatas, BWV 525 – 530 Preludes & Fugues, BWV 548 & 552 was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by Martin Basart