Episode #1341

From the Opera Box

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Transcriptions and arrangements of select solos and scenes from the lyric stage seem perfectly at home in the organ loft, too.

Program details:

GIUSEPPE VERDI: La Forza del Destino Overture –Peter Richard Conte (Wanamaker Grand Court Organ/Macy's Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/29/13).

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: La Gazza Ladra Overture –Giuliana Maccaroni & Federica Iannella (1821 Serassi/Santa Maria Assunta, Caluso, Italy) Tactus 791805.

RICHARD WAGNER (trans. Lemare): "Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla," fr Das Rheingold –Anthony Newman (1954 Aeolian–Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City) Columbia MQ–33268.

VERDI (trans. Fumagalli): Offertory, after Stiffelio. VERDI (trans. Lebeau): Requiem aeternum, fr Requiem –Stefan Molardi (1797 Bossi/Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Roncole Verdi, Busetto) Tactus 812202.

VERDI (arr. Marshall): Un ballo in maschera Prelude –Wayne Marshall (1962 Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England) EMI 63490.

VERDI: Triumphal Scene, fr Aida –Wanamaker Festival Chorus & Brass; Peter Richard Conte (Wanamaker Organ/Macy's, Philadelphia) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/17/12).

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