This week’s Pipedreams joins in the bicentennial celebrations for Franz Liszt (1811-1886), who made the 19th century pipe organ a vehicle for virtuosos and for prayers.
FRANZ LISZT: Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H [first version, 1855] –Thomas Trotter (1855 Ladegast/Merseburg Cathedral, Germany) Decca 440 283.
LISZT: Fantasy & Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer (Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, from Le Prophete) [1850-1855]–Ken Cowan (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 14, 2009.
LISZT: Evocation of the Sistine Chapel –Martin Haselböck (1873 Ladegast/St. James Church, Köthen, Germany) NCA 60144.