THE ORCHESTRAL ORGAN (2019) - SACD format!

Released May 17, 2019.  This, the second solo recording at the Julia Irene Kauffman pipe organ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, is a disc of transcriptions for organ of works originally written for orchestra or band. The art of organ transcription, developed along with refinements and advancements in organ-building since the 19th century, allows new insights into favorite composers' works. The artists at Reference Recordings have captured the subtleties of tone color and dynamic range that are hallmarks of this fabulous concert-hall instrument built by Casavant Frères in 2011.

Track 1:  TCHAIKOVSKY Coronation March (5:58) - first recording!

Track 2:  BARBER Adagio for Strings (9:55)

Track 3:  GOUNOD Funeral March of a Marionette (5:22)

Track 4:  HOLST Chaconne, from First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1 (5:16) - first recording!

Track 5:  SIBELIUS Finlandia (8:50)

Track 6:  ŘEZNÍČEK Praeludium and Chromatic Fugue (13:39) - world premiere!

Track 7:  SAINT-SAËNS Romance, from Orchestral Suite in D, Op. 49 (6:03)

Track 8:  WAGNER Forest Murmurs, from Sigfried (4:23) - first recording!

Track 9:  MENDELSSOHN Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night's Dream (6:12)

Track 10:  JÄRNEFELT Praeludium for Small Orchestra (3:10)

Track 11:  VERDI Grand March from Aida (5:43)

 

Complete details about the organ may be found at www.kauffmancenter.org/the-center/venues/helzberg-hall/the-organ/ and at www.casavant.ca/english/our-instruments/in-concert-halls/.

 

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