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Melodia - German Romantic Works for Organ / Joseph Adam

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> Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4 - I. Allegro con brio
> Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4 - II. Andante religioso
> Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4 - III. Allegretto
> Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4 - IV. Allegro maestoso
> 12 Pieces, Op. 59 - 12 Pieces, Op. 59: No. 11. Melodia
> 3 Tonstucke, Op. 22 - No. 1 in F major: Moderato
> 3 Tonstucke, Op. 22 - No. 2 in C major: Allegretto
> 3 Tonstucke, Op. 22 - No. 3 in A minor: Allegro
> Homage to Handel, Op. 75, No. 2 - Homage to Handel, Op. 75, No. 2
> 12 Pieces, Op. 59 - 12 Pieces, Op. 59: No. 9. Benedictus
> Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H, S260/R381 - Prelude and Fugue on the name B-A-C-H, S260/R381

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Melody for organ in B flat major, Op. 59/11
>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Tre Tonestykker (3 Tone Pieces), for organ, Op. 22
>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : Homage to Handel
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Benedictus for organ in D flat major, Op. 59/9
>Liszt, Franz : Präludium und Fugue über B-A-C-H
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Notes & Reviews:

For some reason, organ music of the time represented by this album (19th Century) does not appear as frequently as music from the two centuries before, or perhaps even the one following. This is strange; for one thing, consider how well suited the instrument is to performing Romantic literature with its ability to play interminable phrases. This fine album is especially welcome for this dearth of alternate choices, presenting some fine music performed on a remarkable instrument.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/02/1845

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Melody for organ in B flat major, Op. 59/11
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/07/1901

>Gade, Niels [Composer] : Tre Tonestykker (3 Tone Pieces), for organ, Op. 22
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : Homage to Handel
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 16 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Benedictus for organ in D flat major, Op. 59/9
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 01/07/1901

>Liszt, Franz : Präludium und Fugue über B-A-C-H
  • Performer: Joseph Adam (Organ)
  • Notes: 10/23/1998-11/03/1998
  • Running Time: 13 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855