1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France
1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France
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Operatic Fantasies #2148

. . . despite its usual churchy associations, the King of Instruments does enjoy stepping out to the theatre now and then.

Hour One

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAUChaconne, fr Les Indes GalantesHenri-Charles Caget, percussion; Yves Rechsteiner (1742 Moucherel/Nativity of Mary Church, Cintegabelle, France) Alpha 650

OTTO NICOLAI (trans. Conte):  The Merry Wives of Windsor OverturePeter Richard Conte (Wanamaker Organ/Macy’s, Philadelphia, PA) Dorian 90308

GIUSEPPE VERDIAct 2 Finale, fr AidaStefano Molardi (1825 Serassi/Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna, Piacenza, Italy) Tactus 812202

RICHARD WAGNER (trans. Liszt):  Pilgrims Chorus, fr TannhäuserLoretto Aramendi (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France) Hydre 2017

WAGNER (trans. Lemare):  Der fliegende Holländer OvertureJens Körndörfer (2018 Klais/Schlueter/1st Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA) Organum Classics 191036

Filler - RAMEAU (see above)


Hour Two

W. A. MOZART (trans. Heywood):  Suite, fr Die ZauberflöteThomas Heywood (1997 Schantz/Moody Memorial 1st United Methodist Church, Galveston, TX) Pro Organo 7168

SIGMUND ROMBERGSerenade, fr The Student PrinceKen Double (1929 Möller/Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA) Fox 10040

GIACOMO PUCCINIIntermezzo, fr Manon Lescaut –Paola Perrujcci, harp; Liuwe Tamminga (1903 Tronci/Church of S. Pietro Somaldi, Lucca, Italy) Passacaille 1029

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (trans. Bertocchi):  La CaritaAndrea Macinanti (1888 Verati/Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Bologna, Italy) Tactus 800002

WAGNER (trans. Karg-Elert):  Elizabeth’s Prayers, fr TannhaüserKalevi Kiviniemi (1980 Virtanan/Turku Cathedral, Finland) MILS 1086

WAGNER (trans. Lemare):  Prelude to Act 3, fr Die Meistersinger von NurembergNigel Potts (1927 Skinner/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Detroit, MI) JAV 135

WAGNER (trans. Lemare):  Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla, fr Das RheingoldAnthony Newman (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Columbia 33268

Filler – WAGNER: Flying Dutchman Overture (see above)

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