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« Reply #980 on: October 26, 2020, 07:10:34 AM »
Enjoyed Muffat Organ Works vols. 1 and 2 by Haselbock this weekend.  I like the albums by Kelemen and Falcioni as well, but these discs sound wonderful.

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« Reply #981 on: October 26, 2020, 05:02:58 PM »
There is a  "great" organ recording with the Mendelssohn op 65 sonatas, it is magnificent. But it may not be possible to buy it any more. it is by Gerd Zacher and it includes the Brahms op 122 preludes, equally wonderful, bold and imaginative. The organ, by Karl Schuke in Essen, is magic, and the sound take puts you very convincingly in the body of the church, as it were. If you want I will let you have the files.

Gerd Zacher is a magnificent and creative organist, here, in Bach and in Schoenberg, Kagel and Ligeti.



Saw this message quoted, which [emphasis added] motivated me to pull an obscure recording off the shelf:

Zacher plays Rrrrrrr..." · 8 Orgelstücke

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« Reply #982 on: October 28, 2020, 05:14:44 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations. Lots to explore with the Frescobaldi.

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« Reply #983 on: November 16, 2020, 10:45:58 PM »
Enjoyed Muffat Organ Works vols. 1 and 2 by Haselbock this weekend.  I like the albums by Kelemen and Falcioni as well, but these discs sound wonderful.
Is that an historical organ?

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« Reply #984 on: November 17, 2020, 12:26:19 AM »
Is that an historical organ?


This beauty over here for CD1, a large 17th century South German organ known for its plethora of reed stops in an otherwise reed-less region. CD2 is a later, 1721 organ by Egedacher in Stiftes Zwettl.

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« Reply #985 on: November 17, 2020, 01:26:22 AM »

Gosh, judging from the audio samples this one will be a barnburner.

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« Reply #986 on: November 18, 2020, 06:07:34 PM »
has anyone heard this? Japanese release from the 90's, looks out of print.

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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #987 on: November 18, 2020, 06:36:27 PM »
Is that an historical organ?

Sorry about the late reply. It appears to be a 17th century-built organ. I love the albums as well as the organ sound.

https://www.stift-klosterneuburg.at/en/monastery-and-order/vocations/church-music/monastery-organs/


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« Reply #988 on: December 01, 2020, 02:05:40 AM »
Sorry about the late reply. It appears to be a 17th century-built organ. I love the albums as well as the organ sound.

https://www.stift-klosterneuburg.at/en/monastery-and-order/vocations/church-music/monastery-organs/
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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #989 on: January 02, 2021, 06:55:00 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2sYEMLdTww
Rough-and-ready (but spirited, interesting, extrovert) playing of Bruhns big E minor praeludium, but the main highlight here is how the piece is taken as a programmatic piece about Orpheus in the underworld.

From the same organist, a modern double pedal full organ setting of Nun Komm in the style of BWV 686.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdK51bcezL4
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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #990 on: June 30, 2021, 09:57:56 AM »
Pierre Cochereau
L'Improvisateur Extraordinaire
Improvisations on La Marsellaise and Adeste Fidelis
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Jeremy Filsell - organ


Filsell essentially transcribes Pierre Cochereau's organ improvisations from 50's-70's audio tapes (I assume from Notre Dame), and replicates them as best he can in Liverpool.

Having attended a number of Guild organ improvisation sessions, I find the whole process and experience fascinating, nonetheless through one of 20th Century's masters of organ improvisation. I can't imagine transcribing these, though; that is dedication!



I know there are many recordings of Cochereau himself playing, but I am not sure about these specific improvisations the transcriptions were based off of.
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« Reply #991 on: July 04, 2021, 11:28:06 PM »


Who can tell me about the Stellwagen Lübeck? What is it’s temperament. These interpretations by Berben are distinctive, fast, that’s the most I can say at the moment.
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« Reply #992 on: July 04, 2021, 11:42:50 PM »


Retreated from Berben’s Weckmann for meantone  ricercari, and that’s more like what music should sound like!
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« Reply #993 on: July 17, 2021, 11:23:51 AM »
Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing new from Catalina Vicens for organ since Organic Creatures. Any news on her?

I am also looking for interesting recordings including the organ as an accompanying instrument--especially in works which would usually use a piano. (I am listening to two versions of the Vitali Chaconne lately; The virtuosity and expressiveness of the Gioconda de Vito recording make it my favorite overall, yet the use of organ as accompaniment in the Ricardo Odnoposoff recording is very enjoyable to hear.)


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« Reply #994 on: July 17, 2021, 02:09:44 PM »
Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing new from Catalina Vicens for organ since Organic Creatures. Any news on her?

Not that I know. But thanks for reminding me of the Organic Creatures, which I have to re-order, since my first order was cancelled for some unknown reason.
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« Reply #995 on: July 17, 2021, 04:57:34 PM »
Yes, it's a fascinating recording. I could have just bought the MP3 download, but I held out for the actual CDs. I'm glad I did, even though they are much more expensive. They are not all that easy to find, but eBay has worked well for me for hunting down obscure recordings.