1979 Virtanen organ at the Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland
1979 Virtanen organ at the Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland

Finnish Fantasy #0528

Recital recordings from the Lahti Organ Festival, one of Scandinavia’s foremost summer organ celebrations.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Sigfrid Karg-Elert): Variationes serieuses in d, Opus 54 –Markku Mäkinen (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, S. 650. GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Baroque FavoritesJohan Hedin, New York, NY kelharpa; Gunnar Idenstam (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, from Nutcracker Ballet –Jean Guillou (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

MIKALOJUS ČIURLIONIS: Fugue in c#. VYATCHESLAV KARATIGIN: Prelude & Fugue, a la Russe. SERGEJ TANEYEV: Choral Variations on Ave Maria –Markku Mäkinen (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

JEAN SIBELIUS: 2 Pieces, from Opus 24: Number 8, Nocturne in e; Number 5, Valse in E –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1938 Kangasala/Cathedral, Lapua, Finland) Art Inn CD-102

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, S. 647. TRADITIONAL: Poloska (after Donat). J.S. BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in g, S. 542. JOHAN HEDIN: Angel. TRADITIONAL: Polska (after Bellman) –Johan Hedin, New York, NY kelharpa; Gunnar Idenstam (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

 

This year’s Lahti Organ Festival, August 8-14, 2005, will feature Olivier Latry, Carlo Curley, Nigel Ogden, Wayne Marshall and David Briggs as guest recitalists.