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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Felix Mendelssohn][decorative stamp]
Felix Mendelssohn

[1935 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Saint Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1938 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Saint Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York, New York

More of Mendelssohn

Although not as popular among organists as the familiar Sonatas of Opus 65 and the Preludes & Fugues of Opus 37, this week’s broadcast is a collection of repertoire from off the beaten path.

Program Broadcast dates:

•April 22, 1996 as Show #9617

•July 26, 2004 as Show #0430

 

Music played in the program

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in e [1839]; Variations on Herzlich tut mich, fragment; Chorale Number 3 in D [1844?] –Rudolf Innig (1910 Klais/St. Stephanus Church, Beckum, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 317 0487

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro, Chorale & Fugue in d/D [1844] –Thomas Murray (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fairies March, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream –Michael Stairs (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estate, Kennett Square, PA) DTR CD-8901

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arranged by Peter Richard Conte): Ruy Blas Overture, Opus 95 –Peter Richard Conte (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estate, Kennett Square, PA) DTR CD-9303

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arranged by Christoph Bossert): Preludes & Fugues, Opus 35 [exceptional organ transcriptions of works originally created for piano solo] –Christoph Bossert (1850 Schönach/Kirche Sankt Peter und Paul, Kastelruth [Castelrotto], Italy) Saphir CD-830.860

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Motet, Veni Domine, Opus 39, number 1 –Terville Vocal Ensemble, Gabriel Baltes, conductor; Carlo Hommel (1969 Kern/Église Saint Maximin de Thionville, France) K617 K.617018

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Chorale Variations, Wie gross ist des Allmächt’gen Güte –Peter Planyavsky (1985 Pirchner/St. Augustin Church, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) Motette CD MOT 11271

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in e, Opus 35, number 1 –Christoph Bossert (1850 Schönach/Kirche Sankt Peter und Paul, Kastelruth [Castelrotto], Italy) Saphir CD-830.860