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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Felix Mendelssohn]
Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn the Musician

…we celebrate composer, recitalist, promoter, and creator of the most important organ works after Bach, on the occasion of his bicentennial: Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1847].

Audio 0904 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 0904 Hour 1 59:00
Audio 0904 Hour 2 59:00

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 26, 2009

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in c, Opus 37, number 1 [1837] –Marie-Claire Alain (1970 Andersen/Church of St. Benedict, Ringsted, Denmark) Erato ECD-96957

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Präludium in d [1820]; Andante in D [1823] –Jean-Baptiste Robin (1735 G. Silbermann/Petrikirche, Freiberg, Germany) Triton 331130

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

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata in f, 1st movement, Allegro moderato e serioso, Opus 65, number 1 [1844] –Olivier Vernet (1975 Kern/Église Saint-Martin, Masevaux, France) Ligia Digital 0104004

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata in f, 2nd movement, AdagioHans Fagius (1975 Christensen/Domkyrka, Härnösands, Sweden) BIS-CD-156/157

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in f [1839] –Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin (1908 Merklin/St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, Paris, France) Festivo 6962 002

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata in f, 3rd & 4th movements; Recitative & Allegro assai vivaceJohn Scott (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66491/2

Filler –FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Andante in D (see above)

Hour 2

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in E-flat, Opus 81, number 4 [1827] –Pacifica Quartet. Cedille CD-9082

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in A-flat, Opus 35, number 4 [1837] –Benjamin Frith, piano. Naxos 8.550939

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Die Nachtigall, Opus 59, number 4 [1839] –Regensburg Cathedral Choir, George Ratzinger, conductor. Ars Musici AM-1117

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: I waited for the Lord, from Lobegesang, Opus 52 [1840] –Connor Burrowes, Edmund Hill, trebles; Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66916

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto Number 1 in g, Opus 25 [1831] –Robert B. Pitmen, piano; George Lamphere (1863 E.F. Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Pipedreams PD CD-1002

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Christoph Bossert): Prelude & Fugue in b, Opus 35, number 3 [1837] –Christoph Bossert (1850 Schönach/Kirche Sankt Peter und Paul, Kastelruth [Castelrotto], Italy) Intercord 830 860

Filler –FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Bossert): Prelude in Ab, Opus 35, number 4 (see above)