1982 A. Schuke/Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
1982 A. Schuke/Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
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With Orchestra #2146

. . . whether with strings alone, or with chamber-sized or symphonic ensembles, nothing enhances the sound of a pipe organ better. 

Hour One

W. A. MOZARTChurch Sonata in G, K. 241Salzburg Camerata Academica/Bernhard Paumgartner; E. Power Biggs (1924 Muracher/Salzburg Cathedral, Austria) Columbia K3L-231

G. F. HANDELOrgan Concerto in g, Op. 4, no. 1London Philharmonic/Sir Adrian Boult; E. Power Biggs (1749 Parker, built for Handel’s librettist Charles Jennens/Great Packington Church, England) CBS 45825

JOSEF RHEINBERGEROrgan Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 177 –Columbia Symphony/Maurice Peress; E. Power Biggs (1958 Möller/St. George’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY) Dutton 7334

Filler - HANDEL (second movement, see above)


Hour Two

ANTONIO VIVALDIConcerto for Violin, Cello, Organ and Strings, RV 554J.C. Bach Akademie; Johannes Geffert (Klais chamber organ) Fermate 200002

WALTER PISTONPrelude & Allegro for Organ and StringsButler School Ensemble/Stefan Sanders; Mario Benavides (1981 Visser-Rowland/Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin, TX) PD Archive (r. 3/24/2010).  A commercial release of this piece, featuring soloist David Shrader, is available from Cedille Records.

ALEXANDRE GUILMANTFinal alla Schumann, Op. 83Leipzig Radio Orchestra/Horst Neumann; Felix Friedrich (1982 A. Schuke/Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany) Querstand 9601

DAN LOCKLAIRConcerto for Organ and Orchestra (2010) –Slovak National Symphony Orchestra/Michael Rohác; Peter Mikula (1984 Rieger-Kloss/Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia) Naxos 8.559860

Filler – RHEINBERGER (third movement, see above)

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