- Andrea Marcon (Organ)
Notes & Reviews:
The recently restored organ of Valvassone occupies a unique place in the history of Italian organs as it is the only surviving instrument of Venice on which the prodigious output of 16th century Venetian organ music can be heard as it would have originally sounded. For itself it constitutes a vivid testimony of a musical civilization that reached its peak in Venice during the Renaissance; a culture reflected in the sonorities of the organ of Valvassone in which intense cantabile of the Tenori stop, the beautifully round voice of the Flauto and the solemnity of the Ripieno celebrate, similarly to the great Venetian paintings, the taste for magnificence and luminosity of color.
Submitted on 05/18/10 by Craig Zeichner