Flights of Fantasy #0121
These days we’d probably just call it ‘getting off’, but years ago when a great performer let loose his imagination, you found yourself transported to marvelous new musical worlds. On our next Pipedreams program, we celebrate multiple opportunities for unfettered inventiveness in a varied collection of inspired works from the German Baroque, by Buxtehude, Bach, Bruhns, and Reincken. And we’ll hear how more recent composers Leo Sowerby in America, Percy Whitlock in England and Louis Vierne in France play with the expanded resources of the 20th century pipe organ. From felicitous demonstration of a rank of flute stops, to exploration of the full sonic potential of great instrument and some great players we enter the world of unfettered imagination, where music can take us up, up, and away. Be mesmerized by the masters, soar with the eagles, as we take off on Flights of Fantasy, this week on Pipedreams.
J.S. BACH: Fantasy in g, S. 542. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-prelude, Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist. JOHANN ADAM REINCKEN: Fugue in G. J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 542 –Matthias Eisenberg (1721 Silbermann/St. George Church, Rötha, Germany) Priory PRCD411