Old Is New #1831
…instruments at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and the Catholic Cathedral in La Crosse, Wisconsin demonstrate two divergent ways of approaching the "classical organ."
JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN: Allegro, from Organ Concerto in g. GRAUN: Aria, Geist der Wahrheit. FREDERICK II (King of Prussia): Allegro in C –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/11)
Filler –HANDEL (see above)
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Die Tonkunst –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/11)
Filler –BACH: Passacaglia, BWV 582 (Baker/La Crosse)
The instrument at Cornell is a ‘fantasy reconstruction’ of an organ destroyed during World War II, originally made in 1706 by Arp Schnitger for the Eosander Chapel in Berlin 's Charlottenburg Castle. The project involved scholars at the Gothenburg Organ Art Center (GOArt) in Sweden, craftsmen from the shop of Parsons Pipe Organ Builders in Bristol, NY, and Ithaca cabinet-maker Christopher Lowe, all working under the direction of Munetaka Yokota. Performances were recorded by Roger Sherman for the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.
The organ by Fritz Noack is one of a pair of recent projects initiated by the Archdiocese of La Crosse, WI. Though following ‘classical principals’ of design, it is a contemporary, eclectic instrument.
This 'encore' program was broadcast originally in February 2012 as #1206.