Concertos a la Carte #0304
We may properly give Handel credit for inventing the organ concert, but as this program reveals, Italian composers were on the scene, both before and afterwards. The true father of the ‘concerto proper’ was Arcangelo Corelli, whose grand works proved attractive to an English arranger. Vivaldi included the organ amongst groups of other solo instruments, and Bach transformed Vivaldi’s string pieces into recital music for virtuoso organists, who also are well served by Alfredo Casella’s Romantic Concerto from 1926, a sonorous extravagance. Join us for this special collection, Concertos a la Carte.
ALFREDO CASELLA: Concerto Romano for Organ, Brass, Timpani and Strings  –Sirius Brass; Tarno City Orchestra in Poland, Stanislaw Krawczywnski, conductor; Ulrich Meldau (1951 Kuhn/Parish Church, Enge, Switzerland) Motette CD MOT 40251