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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1990 Zanin organ at the Chiesa di Santa Rita da Cascia, Torino, Italy][decorative stamp]
1990 Zanin organ at the Chiesa di Santa Rita da Cascia, Torino, Italy

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

Getting a Little Bossi

…a sesquicentennial tribute to Marco Enrico Bossi [1861-1925] the composer, virtuoso, and teacher who ‘modernized’ the art of the organ in Italy with his passionate, romantic music.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1125 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1125 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 20, 2011

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Stunde der Freude, Opus 132, number 5 [1910] –Luigi Benedetti (1938; 1986 Mascioni & Tamburini/Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, Milan, Italy) Priory PRCD427

BOSSI: Giga, Opus 73 [1891] –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65913

BOSSI: Country Scene, Opus 132, number 3 [1910] –Massimo Nosetti (1990 Zanin/Santuario di Santa Rita, Turin, Italy) Rugginenti 552032.2

BOSSI: Scherzo, Opus 95 [1893] –Andrea Macinanti (1902 Vegezzi-Bossi/Trinity Cathedral, Aosta, Italy) Tactus CD-862711

BOSSI: Organ Concerto in a, Opus 100 [1895] –Rhein-Main Chamber Orchestra, Jürgen Bruns, conductor; Gabriel Dessauer (1985 Seifert; Mayer/St. Bonifatius Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Dessauer CD-1997

Filler –Giga, Opus 73, orchestral version from Bongiovanni CD5512 (see below)

Hour 2

BOSSI: Piccola FanfaraMassimo Nosetti (1929 Balbiani-Vegezzi-Bossi/Cathedral of St. Peter, Allessandria, Italy) Syrius CD-141338

BOSSI: Entrée Pontificale [1890] –Luigi Benedetti & Claudio Riva (1938; 1986 Mascioni & Tamburini/Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, Milan, Italy) Motette CD MOT 50731

BOSSI: Ave Maria, Opus 50, number 2 [1890] –Ilaria Torciani, soprano; Marco Bianchi, violin; Andrea Macinanti (1910 Vegezzi-Bossi/Cattedrale di Saluzzo, Italy) Tactus CD-862703

BOSSI: Fervore, Opus 140, number 1, from Momenti Francescani [1922] –Domenico Severin (1948 Tamburini/Messina Cathedral, Sicily, Italy) Syrius CD-141395

BOSSI: Symphonic Fantasy for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 147 [1923] –Minsk Philharmonic, Silvano Frontalini, conductor; Arturo Sacchetti (1962 Rieger-Kloss/Philharmonic Hall, Minsk, Belarus) Bongiovanni CD5512

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Hymn of Glory, Opus 76 [1893] –Cuneo Choral Society, Andrea Bissi, conductor; Andrea Macinanti (1910 Vegezzi-Bossi/Cattedrale di Saluzzo, Italy) Tactus CD-862703

Filler –Concerto, Opus 100 (see above)