The main organ (1992 Alex. Schuke 3-85, with some pipes from the 1906 Klais) in the Cathedral of St. Mary in Erfurt possesses mighty, sumptuous symphonic sound, with further charm added whenever the choir organ (2-49) plays either simultaneously or in dialogue. Silvius von Kessel, cathedral organist, plays a symphonic program of four works, three of which are related in some fashion to Erfurt or the cathedral. The Wetz piece is a premiere.
WETZ: Passacaglia & Fugue in d Weltersteinspielung
DURUFLÉ: Prèlude & fugue sur le nom d’Alain, op. 7
LISZT: Symphonie zu Dante’s Divina Commedia: Prelude; Fugue; Magnificat
REGER: Fantasy & Fugue Wachet auf op. 52/2