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Mendelssohn: Organ Works - Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 37 / Yuval Rabin, organ

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Preludes & Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 37
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante for organ in D major [Little Pieces (4) for organ no 3]
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante con moto for organ in G minor
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante for organ in F major [Little Pieces (4) for organ no 1]
>Rabin, Yuval : Hommage à Mendelssohn, for organ
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For five years the men of Gersau labored and toiled while their wives sold jewelry and handicrafts in order to be able to finance their new church. As things turned out, this community was able to pay for a modern organ. Lovingly and expertly restored by the Mathis Company, this early romantic instrument of 1813 now for the first time is heard in its new form.

Reminiscences of Bach's masterpieces are found in many of Mendelssohn's compositions. And yet he succeeded in producing his individual style: an enchanting melody like a "song without words" stamps the Prelude in G major, and even his fugues are pervaded by the most highly imaginative romanticism.

In his sonatas Mendelssohn quite naturally combines Bach style counterpoint with the sensuous sound of luscious early romantic melodies.

Yuval Rabin, trained in Haifa, Jerusalem, and Basel, brilliantly presents the outstanding qualities of Mendelssohn's organ works.

MusicWeb International, 6th June 2013
With MDG's marvellous 2+2+2 SACD recording this is an organ disc to keep handy, if nothing else as a reminder of what a good organ can sound like. With its nicely chosen selection of Mendelssohn's deservedly admired works this is an all-round winner.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012).



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Preludes & Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 37
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante for organ in D major [Little Pieces (4) for organ no 3]
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/25/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante con moto for organ in G minor
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/11/1833

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/21/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante for organ in F major [Little Pieces (4) for organ no 1]
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/21/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/02/1845

>Rabin, Yuval : Hommage à Mendelssohn, for organ
  • Performer: Yuval Rabin (Organ)
  • Notes: Gersau (09/05/2012-09/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary