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Nielsen, Langgaard: Organ Works

> Fest-praeludium (Festival Prelude), FS 24, "Ved Aarhundredskiftet" (Turn of the Century) - Fest-praeludium (Festival Prelude), FS 24, "Ved Aarhundredskiftet" (Turn of the Century)
> 29 Sma praeludier (29 Little Preludes), Op. 51, FS 136 - No. 1. —
> 29 Sma praeludier (29 Little Preludes), Op. 51, FS 136 - No. 2. —
> 29 Sma praeludier (29 Little Preludes), Op. 51, FS 136 - No. 3. —
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> 29 Sma praeludier (29 Little Preludes), Op. 51, FS 136 - No. 29. —
> 2 Preludes, FS 137 - No. 1. —
> 2 Preludes, FS 137 - No. 2. —
> Melody - Melody
> Commotio, Op. 58, FS 155 - Commotio, Op. 58, FS 155
> Kristi Himmelfartsdag (Asencion Day), BVN 264 - Kristi Himmelfartsdag (Asencion Day), BVN 264
> Forste Sondag efter Trinitatis, BVN 279, "Begravet" - Forste Sondag efter Trinitatis, BVN 279, "Begravet"
> Hostpraeludium, BVN 250 - Hostpraeludium, BVN 250
> Vel Axel Gades Jordefaerd (At the Funeral of Axel Gade), BVN 227 - Vel Axel Gades Jordefaerd (At the Funeral of Axel Gade), BVN 227
> Bryllupsmarch (Wedding March), BVN 277 - Bryllupsmarch (Wedding March), BVN 277

Album Summary

>Nielsen, Carl : Fest-praeludium 'Ved Aarhundredskiftet' (Festive Prelude "At the Turn of the Century"), for piano, F
>Nielsen, Carl : 29 sma praeludier (29 Little Preludes), for organ, FS 136 (Op. 51)
>Nielsen, Carl : To praeludier (2 Preludes), for organ, FS 137
>Nielsen, Carl : Work(s)
>Nielsen, Carl : Commotio, for organ, Op. 58 (FS 155)
>Langgaard, Rued : Ascension Day, for organ, BVN 264
>Langgaard, Rued : Buried, for organ, BVN 279
>Langgaard, Rued : Harvest Prelude, for organ, BVN 250
>Langgaard, Rued : At the Funeral of Axel Gade, for organ, BVN 227
>Langgaard, Rued : Wedding March, for organ, BVN 277
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Notes & Reviews:

Friedhelm Flamme, known for his seven successful releases in CPO's Northern German Organ Baroque Edition, now takes a change of pace and releases an SACD with the complete organ works of Carl Nielsen and five organ pieces by Rued Langgaard. Of all the potential influences on Nielsen, the Danish offshoot of the German "organ movement" must have been the most important one; this path-breaking return to old baroque principles left its imprint on organ design during the twentieth century, and its ideals met with great resonance in Nielsen, whose anti-romantic vein likewise made itself noticeable in his contributions to the national song tradition and to the revival of the symphony. Flamme interprets these organ compositions of high art and imagination on the Muhleisen organ in the Bad Gandersheim Monastery Church.

Gramophone Magazine
I can't fault Flamme's playing, which is clean, neat and makes no musical case for these works above and beyond what's already there...the sound is vivid and, in places, quite arresting.

International Record Review
Friedhelm Flamme gives an utterly compelling performance, full of detail and held together over the single movement's cast span by the most judicious and organic choice of tempos, the registration at all times put at the service of the flow of the music

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008).



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Works Details

>Nielsen, Carl : Fest-praeludium 'Ved Aarhundredskiftet' (Festive Prelude "At the Turn of the Century"), for piano, F
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Nielsen, Carl : 29 små praeludier (29 Little Preludes), for organ, FS 136 (Op. 51)
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Nielsen, Carl : To præludier (2 Preludes), for organ, FS 137
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Nielsen, Carl : Work(s) :: Melody
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Nielsen, Carl : Commotio, for organ, Op. 58 (FS 155)
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930-1931

>Langgaard, Rued : Ascension Day, for organ, BVN 264
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Langgaard, Rued : Buried, for organ, BVN 279
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Langgaard, Rued : Harvest Prelude, for organ, BVN 250
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Langgaard, Rued : At the Funeral of Axel Gade, for organ, BVN 227
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Langgaard, Rued : Wedding March, for organ, BVN 277
  • Performer: Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
  • Notes: Stiftskirche zu Bad Gandersheim (05/01/2008/05/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1942