Notes & Reviews:
Mendelssohn's passion for the organ was due in part to his Lutheran upbringing, but he also owes much to J.S. Bach, whose influence is especially felt in the C minor Ostinato. While he only composed sporadically for the organ between 1823-31, Mendelssohn reached new heights of awareness in his composition in the 1830s. This release is the first complete recording of Mendelssohn's organ music by an Italian organist, here Giulio Piovani, adapting this iconic composer's work to modern Italian instruments and thus presenting it from a slightly different perspective. Recorded in 2013.