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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Felix Mendelssohn]
Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohnian Memories

…a wrap up to this year’s bicentennial celebrations with a look at some of the composer’s best and least-known works for organ.

Audio 0949 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 0949 Hour 1 59:00
Audio 0949 Hour 2 59:00

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 07, 2009

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 5 in D, Opus 65, number 5 [1845] –James Hammann (1785 Stumm/St. Ulrich Church, Neckargemünd, Germany) Raven OAR-500

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in g [1820] –Peter Planyavsky (1985 Pirchner/St. Augustin Church, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) Motette CD MOT 11281

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (reconstructed by Norbert Linke): Fantasia & Fugue in g [1823] –Joachim Dorfmüller (1710 Andreas Silbermann/Abbey Church of Saint Etienne, Marmoutier, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3330

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Laudate pueri, Opus 39, number 2 [1831] –Regensburg Domspatzen, Georg Ratzinger, conductor; Eberhard Kraus (St. Emmeram Church, Regensburg, Germany) Ars Musici AM-1117

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Kynaston): Prelude & Fugue in e [1841] –Nicolas Kynaston (1962; 2006 Klais/Himmerod Abbey, Germany) IFO 00 059

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in f [1839]; Andante & Trio in F [1844] –Jean-Baptiste Robin (1735 G. Silbermann/Petrikirche, Freiberg, Germany) Triton 331130

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Bossert): Prelude & Fugue in f, Opus 35, number 5 [1837] –Christoph Bossert (1850 Schönach/Kirche Sankt Peter und Paul, Kastelruth [Castelrotto], Italy) Intercord 830 860

Filler –Sonata Number 5 (see above)

Hour 2

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March, from A Midsummer Night’s DreamAnthony Newman (1958; 1968 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY) Sony Classics MDK 47273

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Overture, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream [1826] –Olivier Vernet & Cedric Meckler (2004 Aubertin/Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Paris, France) Ligia Digital 0104180

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 6 in d, Opus 65, number 6 [unpublished variants, 1845] –Rudolf Innig (1910 Klais/St. Stephanus Church, Beckum, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3488

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arranged by Archer Gibson): Consolation, Opus 30, number 3 [1834] –Archer Gibson (1918 Aeolian/Gibson Residence, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive, recorded 1935

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by William Thomas Best): Overture in C, Opus 24 [1824-1838] –Johannes Geffert (1962; 2006 Klais/Himmerod Abbey, Germany) Organ CD ORG7232

Filler –Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture (see above)