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Sunday, January 30, 2011

On this week's show, host Michael Barone presents recently released CDs featuring organs, composers and performers from Europe and elsewhere.

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in e, BuxWV 143; Chorale-preludes, Mensch, willst du leben seliglich, BuxWV 206 & Wir danken dir, BuxWV 224 –Hans Davidson (2000 GoART “Schnitger” Organ in mean-tone temperament/Örgryte New Church, Göteborg, Sweden) Loft 1094/96

DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Sonatas in G, K. 304 and D, K. 79 –Maurizio Croci (1588 Antegnati/Collegiata di Bellinzona, Switzerland) Stradivarius 33836

GIACOMO PUCCINI: Solfeggio, Te Deum, from Tosca –Liuwe Tamminga (1687 Cacioli+/San Pietro Somaldi, Lucca, Italy) Passacaille 952

EDVARD GRIEG: Symphonic Pieces, Op. 14, no. 2 –Susanna Veerman & Wim Does (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France) WS-201001

HERBERT HOWELLS: A Sequence for Saint Michael –Pablo Strong, tenor; Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, conductor; Timothy Ravalde (1994 Mander/Saint John’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Chandos 10587

CARL NIELSEN: Short Preludes, Op. 51; #3, 2, 24 & 26; Festival Prelude to the New Century. RUED LANGGAARD: Wedding March –Friedhelm Flamme (2000 Mühleisen/Abbey Church, Bad Gandersheim, Germany) cpo 777 414

Comments [1]

Kenneth Bennett Lane from BOONTON, NJ

How lucky we all are to be able to hear the extraordinary range of musical talent over the centuries, from organ pieces to instrumental rarities to vocalists in so many formats. Could any single instrument be more awesome than the sound of an organ, especially the immense ones.

Jan. 30 2011 09:10 AM

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