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Jane Parker-Smith at the Great Seifert Organ of St. Marien

Album Summary

>Edmundson, Garth : Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 ("Von Himmel Hoch")
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Elegaic Romance, for organ
>Kromolicki, Joseph : Theme and Variations, for organ, Op. 34
>Ravanello, Oreste : Adorazione, for organ
>Ropartz, Guy [Composer] : Introduction et Allegro moderato, for organ
>Vierne, Louis : Symphony no 4 for organ in G minor, Op. 32
>Weitz, Guy : Symphony no 1 for organ
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From practically the moment her first recordings for HMV were released three decades ago, Jane Parker-Smith skyrocketed to international recognition as an original and exciting interpreter of large-scale Romantic repertoire, with an uncanny knack for capturing the often daunting repertoire's grandeur, poetry and color. Her newest recording for Avie features rarely-heard romantic and virtuoso works for organ by an international roster of composers: Edmundson, Ireland, Kromolicki, Ravanello, Ropartz, Vierne and Weitz.

Gramophone Magazine
This is the kind of repertoire in which Jane Parker-Smith excels; big, gutsy, colourful, occasionally passionate, occasionally frothy, bristling with opportunities for virtuoso display but with a deeply hidden inner core of intellectual substance which elevates it above the merely showy. If ever there was an object lesson in musically assertive organ-playing, this is it.



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Works Details

>Edmundson, Garth : Toccata Prelude for organ no 4 ("Von Himmel Hoch")
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Elegaic Romance, for organ
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Kromolicki, Joseph : Theme and Variations, for organ, Op. 34
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Ravanello, Oreste : Adorazione, for organ
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ropartz, Guy [Composer] : Introduction et Allegro moderato, for organ
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vierne, Louis : Symphony no 4 for organ in G minor, Op. 32 :: Romance
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914

>Weitz, Guy : Symphony no 1 for organ
  • Performer: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ)
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Kevelaer, Germany (01/24/2007-01/27/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern