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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1871 Ladegast organ at Schweriner Dom - Sankts Maria und Johannes, Germany]
1871 Ladegast organ at Schweriner Dom, Germany

[1928 Skinner at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT]
1928 Skinner organ in Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

[1981 Lobback at Herz-Jesu Church, Bremenhaven-Lehe, Germany]
1981 Lobback organ at Herz-Jesu Church, Bremenhaven-Lehe, Germany

[1926 Skinner at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian, Detroit, MI]
1926 Skinner organ at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian, Detroit, MI

[1960 Beckerath organ at Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
1960 Beckerath organ at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Another Liszt List

Exemplary scores by a titan of the keyboard who liberated the organ in ways we are only beginning to fully appreciate.

Flash Player Audio Icon Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 6, 2006

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Music played in the program

FRANZ LISZT: Prelude & Fugue on the Name of Bach, 1856 version –Yves Rechsteiner (1871 Ladegast/Schweriner Dom, Schwerin, Germany) Alpha 059

FRANZ LISZT (arranged by Harris): Eglogue, from Années de Pelerinage –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Gothic G49054

FRANZ LISZT: Hosannah –Zsuzsa Elekes (1981 Lobback/Herz-Jesu Church, Bremerhaven-Lehe, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 606 0567

FRANZ LISZT: Offertory, from Hungarian Coronation Mass –Martin Haselböck (1852 Ladegast/St. Peter Church, Hohenmölsen, Germany) NCA 60151-215

J.S. BACH (arranged by Franz Liszt): Introduction & Fugue, from Cantata Number 21, Ich hatte viel BekümmernisEdgar Krapp (1993 Jann/Bambert Concert Hall, Germany) Calig CD-50934

FRANZ LISZT: Angelus! Priere aux anges gardiens –Jared Johnson (1926 Skinner/Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian, Detroit, MI) JAV CD-133

FRANZ LISZT (arranged by Laurin): Sonata in b –Rachel Laurin (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Motette CD MOT 12621