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The Art of Peter Hurford

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fugue for organ in G major, BWV 577 (BC J61)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G major, BWV 541
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 10), BWV 608 (BC K37)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Trio for Organ in D minor, BWV 583
>Krebs, Johann Ludwig : Fantasia in C major
>Pachelbel, Johann : Fugue for Organ in D major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 13 in G major, K 274 (271d)
>Krebs, Johann Ludwig : Fantasia for oboe & organ in F minor
>Böhm, Georg : Vater unser im Himmelreich
>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 1 for 2 organs in C major
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in G minor, Op.4/3, HWV 291
>Liszt, Franz : Präludium und Fuge über das Motiv B.A.C.H. (I), for organ, S. 260i (LW E3/1)
>Brahms, Johannes : Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
>Davies, Henry Walford : Solemn Melody for organ
>Franck, César : Chorales (3)
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for organ no 2
>Bossi, Marco Enrico : Etude Symphonique for organ, Op.78
>Gigout, Eugène : Scherzo for organ in E major
>Vierne, Louis : Symphony for Organ no 1 in D minor, Op. 14
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A virtuoso recitalist, Peter Hurford won wide acclaim and his influence on organ design and his performance has been significant. This 2-CD set provides a wonderful survey of Peter Hurford's many recordings for Decca over a 30 year period and embraces some 300 years of music written for the instrument. Several tracks appear here in CD for the first time!



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708-1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fugue for organ in G major, BWV 577 (BC J61)
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1750

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G major, BWV 541
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1712

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In dulci jubilo (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein no 10), BWV 608 (BC K37)
  • Performers: Peter Hurford (Organ); Alban Singers (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Trio for Organ in D minor, BWV 583
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1723-1729

>Krebs, Johann Ludwig : Fantasia in C major
  • Performers: William Bennett (Flute); Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Pachelbel, Johann : Fugue for Organ in D major
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 04/1706

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 13 in G major, K 274 (271d)
  • Performers: Peter Hurford (Organ); Johan Kracht (Violin); Brian Pollard (Bassoon); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Wim Straesser (Cello); Margaret Urquhart (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1777

>Krebs, Johann Ludwig : Fantasia for oboe & organ in F minor
  • Performers: Neil Black (Oboe); Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Böhm, Georg : Vater unser im Himmelreich
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705

>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Michael Laird Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690-1695

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 1 for 2 organs in C major
  • Performers: Peter Hurford (Organ); Thomas Trotter (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in G minor, Op.4/3, HWV 291
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Liszt, Franz : Präludium und Fuge über das Motiv B.A.C.H. (I), for organ, S. 260i (LW E3/1)
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1855.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855

>Brahms, Johannes : Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Church Sonata for Organ and Strings no 17 in C major, K 336 (336d)
  • Performers: Peter Hurford (Organ); Johan Kracht (Violin); Brian Pollard (Bassoon); Henk Rubingh (Violin); Wim Straesser (Cello); Margaret Urquhart (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/27/1845

>Davies, Henry Walford : Solemn Melody for organ
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Franck, César : Chorales (3) :: no 2 in B minor
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for organ no 2
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Bossi, Marco Enrico : Etude Symphonique for organ, Op.78
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gigout, Eugène : Scherzo for organ in E major
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vierne, Louis : Symphony for Organ no 1 in D minor, Op. 14 :: Final
  • Performer: Peter Hurford (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899