2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX
2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX
Fritts Organs

More for Your Money #2035

. . . the magic of organ with orchestra and other instruments has beguiled audiences for several centuries.

Hour One

G. F. HANDELOrgan Concerto No. 9, Op. 7, no. 3Concerto Amsterdam/Jaap Schröder; Daniel Chorzempa (1780 Künkel/Old Catholic Church, Haarlem, Netherlands) Pentatone 5186 109

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)

Hour Two

J. S. BACHOrgan Concerto in g, BWV 1058Ars Lyrica Houston/Matthew Dirst (2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX) Loft 1138

NAJI HAKIMIncantation, Air & Alleluia, fr Suite Rhapsodique –Petri Komulainen, horn; Jan Lehtola (1995 Åkerman & Lund/Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland) IFO 323

CRAIG PHILLIPSPastorale for Bassoon & OrganWilliam Wood, bassoon; Craig Phillips (1951 Casavant/All Saints’ Church, Beverly Hills, CA) Gothic 49207

MARCO ENRICO BOSSIFantasia Sinfonica, Op. 147 –Orchestra Regionale Veneta/Marco Titotto; Giovanni Feltrin (2000 Kuhn-Hradetzky/Cathedral of St. Peter, Treviso, Italy) Opera San Pio X 002

Filler – BACH final movement (see above)

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, OH, and Integrated Organ Technologies, Inc. of Roswell, GA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.