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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1979 Virtanen organ at the Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland
1979 Virtanen organ at the Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland

Finnish Fantasy

Recital recordings from the Lahti Organ Festival, one of Scandinavia’s foremost summer organ celebrations.

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Music played in the program

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Sigfrid Karg-Elert): Variationes serieuses in d, Opus 54 –Markku Mäkinen (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, S. 650. GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Baroque FavoritesJohan Hedin, New York, NY kelharpa; Gunnar Idenstam (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, from Nutcracker Ballet –Jean Guillou (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

MIKALOJUS ČIURLIONIS: Fugue in c#. VYATCHESLAV KARATIGIN: Prelude & Fugue, a la Russe. SERGEJ TANEYEV: Choral Variations on Ave Maria –Markku Mäkinen (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

JEAN SIBELIUS: 2 Pieces, from Opus 24: Number 8, Nocturne in e; Number 5, Valse in E –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1938 Kangasala/Cathedral, Lapua, Finland) Art Inn CD-102

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, S. 647. TRADITIONAL: Poloska (after Donat). J.S. BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in g, S. 542. JOHAN HEDIN: Angel. TRADITIONAL: Polska (after Bellman) –Johan Hedin, New York, NY kelharpa; Gunnar Idenstam (1979 Virtanen/Church of the Cross, Lahti, Finland) recorded July 8, 2003

 

This year’s Lahti Organ Festival, August 8-14, 2005, will feature Olivier Latry, Carlo Curley, Nigel Ogden, Wayne Marshall and David Briggs as guest recitalists.

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