More for Your Money #2035
. . . the magic of organ with orchestra and other instruments has beguiled audiences for several centuries.
For an intriguingly ‘different concept’ of this same Handel concerto, consider George Thalben-Ball’s performance, featuring an extensive and unabashedly romantic cadenza, with Walter Susskind and the Philharmonia Orchestra, recorded in 1948 at Kingsway Hall.
PERCY WHITLOCK: Caprice, Reverie, and Fanfare, fr Music for Orchestra –Irish Radio Concert Orchestra/Gavin Sutherland; Malcolm Riley (unknown electronic/O’Reilly Hall, University College, Dublin, Ireland) Marco Polo 8.225162
BÁLINT KAROSI: Organ Concerto No. 2 (for Organ, Percussion & Strings) –Spectrum Symphony of New York/David Grunberg; Charles Kiger, percussion; Bálint Karosi (1977 Klais/St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY) PD Archive (r. 11/4/18). This piece also is available with the same players in a different venue as Hungaroton 32805.
You can listen here to Balint Karosi’s first organ concerto, Consonances, as featured on PIPEDREAMS in 2008.
Filler – HANDEL final movement (see above)
Filler – BACH final movement (see above)
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