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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Felicitous Felix

Reviewing expected pleasures and uncovering unexpected treasures amidst the important works of Felix Mendelssohn.

Audio 9719 Complete Show   88 minutes

Audio 9719 Part 1 30:19
Audio 9719 Part 2 26:37
Audio 9719 Part 3 31:23

Program Broadcast dates:

  • May 12, 1997

Music played in the program

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 1 in F, Opus 65, 1st movement –Thomas Murray (1854 E. & G.G. Hook/First Unitarian, Jamaica Plain, MA) Raven OAR-390

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 1 in f, early version –Rudolf Innig (1910 Klais/St. Stephanus Church, Beckum, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 317 0487

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Motet, Veni Domine, Opus 39 –Saratov Philharmonic Chorus; Maîtrise de la Loire; Louis Robilliard, organ; REM CD-311275

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Motet, Surrexit pastor bonus –American Boychoir, James Litton, conductor; Thomas Goeman (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ) OCASO CD-006

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 4 in B-flat, Opus 65 [a collegial performance]
1st movement –John Stansell (1988 Kuhn/Justinuskirche, Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany) VQR Digital CD-2066;
2nd movement –Hans Fagius (1975 Christensen/Domkyrka, Härnösands, Sweden) BIS-CD-156/157;
3rd movement –Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (1932 Klais/Sacred Heart Church, Ludwigshafen, Germany) RBM CD-463 186;
4th movement –John Scott (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66491/2

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro in B-flat [1844] –John Scott (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66491/2

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in d, Opus 35, number 3 –Raphaele Garreau de Labarre (1969 Kern/Église Saint Maximin de Thionville, France) K617 CD-018; FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Bossert): Fugue in D, Opus 35, number 2; Prelude in B-flat, Opus 35, number 6; Fugue in f, Opus 35, number 5 –Christoph Bossert (1850 Schönach/Kirche Sankt Peter und Paul, Kastelruth [Castelrotto], Italy) Intercord 830 860

Filler –FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Bossert) Fugue in B-flat, Opus 35, number 6 (see above)

 

NOTE: The world of music observes the 150th anniversary of the death of Felix Mendelssohn on May 14, 1997.