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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1844 Walcker organ at Pfarrkirche Sankt Maria, Schramberg, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1844 Walcker organ at Pfarrkirche Sankt Maria, Schramberg, Germany

[2000 van den Heuvel organ at Katarina Kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden] [decorative stamp]
2000 van den Heuvel organ at Katarina Kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden

[1978 Kleuker organ at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L'Alpe d'Huez, France] [decorative stamp]
1978 Kleuker organ at Église Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France

[1993 Wolff organ at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1993 Wolff organ at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Sonata Nice

…invented by the Italians and transformed by composers everywhere ever since, the Organ Sonata encourages different strokes from different folks.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1209 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1209 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 27, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

ADRIANO BANCHIERI: Organ Sonatas, from Opus 13 –Paul Kenyon (1526 Facchetti/Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco, Bologna, Italy) Tactus CD-560202

TARQUINIO MERULA: Sonata cromaticaFrancesco Cera (1526 Facchetti/Chiesa di San Michele in Bosco, Bologna, Italy) Tactus CD-591301

JOHANN KUHNAU: Sonata Number 5, The Saviour of Israel: GideonLuc Beausejour (1993 Wolff/Presbyterian College Chapel, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada) CBC CD-1086

W.A. MOZART: Sonata in C, K. 545 –Ulf Norberg (1976 Grönlunds/Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Orgelanders 001

FRYGIES HIDAS: Organ Sonata [1956]–Matthias Grünert (1934 Walcker/Sankt Marien Stadtkirche, Weida, Germany) OrgelArena 2008

Filler –W.A. MOZART (see above)

Hour 2

VINCENZO PETRALI: Suonata per l’OffertorioEiko Maria Yoshimura (2002 Fischer & Krämer/St. Martin, Menzenschwand, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20411

AUGUST GOTTFRIED RITTER: Sonata Number 2 in e, Opus 19 –Ludger Lohmann (1844 Walcker/Sankt Maria Pfarrkirche, Schramberg, Germany) Organ 7207

J.S. BACH: Sonata Number 3 in g, BWV 1029 –Emilia Baranowska, cello; Jean-Paul Imbert (1978 Kleuker/Église Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France) Festivo 6941 742

PAUL DAMJAKOB: Sonata da ChiesaGergen Mourik (2000 van den Heuvel/Katarina Church, Stockholm, Sweden) AAVV Organ 20081

Filler –W.A. MOZART (see above)

 

For the curious, we'll link you to a YouTube excerpt from a beguiling neo-romantic Organ Concerto by Frigyes Hidas, whose vibrant Organ Sonata is featured in hour one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2j6sEdQ0XY