The proverb says "All roads lead to Rome." In Trier, everyone knows the opposite to be true: All roads come from Rome. During the Roman occupation around 290 AD the Konstantin Basilika was erected as a monument showing the power of the Roman Empire. After the destruction of World War II, a new organ (II/P/30) with mechanical tracker action and electric stop action was built in 1962 by Prof. Karl Schuke, Berlin.
Four chorales form the basis of this recording of dramatic and highly evocative readings with musical variations related to the theme of death.
Talented young German organist Gunther Rost collaborates with Czech composer Petr Eben in recording Eben's works on the Motette label. On five volumes Rost plays organs in Germany and Switzerland.
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World-renowned French organist Pierre Cocheareau plays works of two late 19th / early 20th century Swiss composers on the famous grandes orgues at Notre Dame in Paris. Also on the disc, Gérard Delatena interviews Cochereau about the recording.
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Dan Zerfaß pays hommage to the Czech composer Petr Eben by playing several of his works and a work of Dietrich Buxtehude, to whom Eben paid hommage on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Buxtehude's birth. Zerfaß plays the 1981 Heinz Wilbrand organ at the Einhard-Basilika St. Marcellinus und Petrus in Seligenstadt.
Noted organist, professor, composer and conductor Peter Planyavsky has selected 29 works for this survey of his compositions performed by his students at the organ of St. Augustin’s Church, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria.
Mieczyslaw Surzynski 1866-1925, the son of an organist, teacher, and conductor and brother of three more organists, was the most prominent Polish composer of organ music in the Romantic era.
Peter Van de Velde plays the 1891 Schyven Organ in Our Lady’s Cathedral, Antwerp
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More symphonic organ works from French-born Belgian composer Paul de Maleingreau (1887-1956). Peter Van de Velde plays the 1891 Pierre Schyven Organ (the largest built by that firm) at Our Lady's Cathedral, Antwerp.
Total playing time: 78:24
Liuwe Tamminga performs on organs in Bologna and Verona played upon or heard by Wolfgang Mozart when he traveled in Italy at age 14 in 1769-1771. The pieces used are an anthology of little-known compositions and several of Mozart’s sketches completed by other musicians.
Cristina Garcia Banegas Plays. In 1752, Portuguese King John V gave the Cathedral in Mariana, Brazil, the 1701 Schnitger that had been built for the Franciscan church in Lisbon.... The organ was restored in 1977 by the Beckerath workshop in Hamburg, and in 2001 by Bernhard Edskes. Silent for most of its existence, the organ is heard in music of the Baroque era as composed in Mexico, Bogotá (Colombia), Recife (Brazil), and Bolivia and played by Cristina Gracia Banegas. More, click on ikon.
On the 1999 Noack organ, Op. 135, at the Neskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland, Peter Sykes plays works by Icelandic composers Jon Thorarinsson, Jon Asgeirsson, Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson, and Jon Nordal, as well as Hindemith, Heiller, Pinkham, and Woodman. Click on headline for more information
The great Dutch organist and teacher Feike Asma (1912-1984) recorded in 1982 his own chorale-based works and those of his teacher, Jan Zwart (1877-1937), on the famous 1726 Vater / 1742 J. C. Müller / 1870 Witte organ at the Oude Kirk in Amsterdam. Excellent sound! Click picture for repertoire
The 1899 Cavaillé-Coll 3-62 at the Moscow Conservatory was exhibited at the 1900 World’s Fair by Widor, Vierne, Gigout, and Guilmant. A program of Russian and French music is played by Alexei Parshin who teaches organ at the conservatory. Click picture for repertoire
The fabulous 4m Rosales in the Seattle Cathedral of St. James, played by itself and together with the 1907 Hutchings-Votey 4m in the West Gallery by Katharine Pardee in works by Jongen, Edgar Tinel, Franck, and Flor Peeters. Click on ikon for further description and to order
Philip Crozier plays selected works by Peter Eben on the 1877 Sauer organ of Fulda Cathedral restored and enlarged in 1995 by Rieger, including the seven parts of Faust, A Festive Voluntary on Good King Wenceslas, and A Small Choralpartita
Michael Radulescu organ works are played by Pascale Rouet on the Kern organ in Notre-Dame des Blancs Manteaux, Paris. Romanian organist and composer Radulescu was born in 1943 and is widely known as a teacher and performer. Click headline for repertoire
Kevin Bowyer plays the 1995 Marcussen 4-88 at Tonbridge School Chapel in organ works from Eastern Europe. Click Picture for Details
Robert Fuchs (1847-1927), praised by Brahms and a respected composition teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, took the tradition of Brahms and made thoughtful variations of these previously articulated musical statements. Peter Planyavsky plays the 1991 Rieger organ in the Stephansdom in Vienna.
The first disc in a proposed series of Petr Eben’s complete organ music is played on the Hellmuth Wolff Associés organ, Opus 40, in the Bales Recital Hall at the University of Kansas by Michael Bauer and Marie Rubis Bauer.
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British virtuoso Chrisopher Herrick plays fiery organ works of all periods and nationalities on magnificent organs located all over the world, from an Aeolian-Skinner in New York to huge organs in Iceland, Finland, Paris, England, and many more.
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