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Bach: Sonatas Bwv 525-530 / Toporowski, Caudle, Obonska

Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Dux Records   Catalog #: 1339  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark CaudleMarek ToporowskiIrmina Obońska
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It remains an open question whether Bach’s six trio-sonatas fall into the category of keyboard music or chamber music. Bach adopted the then quite common form of the Italian trio-sonata not only for compositional but also for pedagogic reasons. It is also difficult to say how much of the musical material was written specifically for this cycle. At the same time they are exercises demanding an extremely high level of artistry in playing three independent voices with two hands and pedals. The student-originally in this particular case this was probably Wilhelm Friedemann Bach- is to learn thereby not only manual dexterity but also compositional technique. At first sight these pieces may look rather complex, but in fact the upper voices with Read more their richly embellished lines proceed from a quite normal solid harmonic structure that is essentially a product of the basso continuo style. In addition, music for three independent voices provides an excellent opportunity for showing how an organ, with its distinct separate manual and pedal sections, can really sound like three different instruments simultaneously. This music is performed on The Organ of Joachim Wagner in Siedlce, an instrument discovered in 2002 in the village church in Pruszyn. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio Sonatas (6) for Organ, BWV 525-530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Caudle (Viola Da Gamba), Marek Toporowski (Organ), Irmina Obońska (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: c1727 

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