The Great Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ in the Holy Cross cathedral in Orleans
The presented CD is the debut record by polish organist Mateusz Rzewuski, recorded after his studies in Paris and doctoral dissertation about French organ music of the 19th and 20th centuries. On the CD, there are two great cycles:Symphonie-Passion op.23 by Marcel Dupré and L’Ascension by Olivier Messiaen. The works were performed on the original historical organ of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1880) and recorded in the Holy Cross cathedral in Orleans, France.
We do hope that sacred organ music of the19th and20th centuries,represented by works of the French composers Marcel Dupré andOlivier Messiaen, will help you experience something unique and let you enter the world ofGothic cathedrals and excellent organ of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971):
Symphonie-Passion for organ (1924)
– I. Le Monde dans l’attente du Sauveur
– II. Nativité
– III. Crucifixion
– IV. Résurrection
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992):
L’Ascension (1933-1934)
– I. Majesté du Christ demandant sa gloire à son Père
– II. Alléluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel
– III. Transports de joie d’une âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne
– IV. Prière du Christ montant vers son Père
Polish historic organ in Olkusz and Pasłęk
Let us go back in time to the north Germany of XVII century. In the hustle and bustle of hanseatic towns and among the working class of „sea people” organ music can be heard in beautiful Baroque temples. It was here where the greatest German organists composed their virtuoso pieces. One could hear cantatas and preludes of Franz Tunder and Dietrich Buxtehude during Abendmusiken concerts held at the St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck, and the sounds of splendid chorale fantasias of Heinrich Scheidemann and Johann Adam Reincken resonated in the St. Catherine’s Church in Hamburg.
Having been inspired by rich, north European music culture and organ works of the XVII century composers active in Schleswig-Holstein area, I would like to present You my second CD solo album – Polish historic organ in Olkusz and Pasłęk
(Polskie, historyczne organy w Olkuszu i Pasłęku). This project is also an outcome of my interest in early music and summary of many years of my studies in Musikhochschule in Lübeck and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
After many months of research for the purpose of the recording I chose two out-standing, restored instruments: the oldest organ in Poland, built by Hum-mel/Nitrowski in Olkusz (1633) and the organ built by Hildebrandt in Pasłęk (1717-1719). The CD includes collection of carefully selected organ pieces of the composers from XVII century, who represent north German organ school: Heinrich Scheide-mann, Franz Tunder, Johann Adam Reincken, Vincent Lübeck, Dieterich Buxtehude and Nicolaus Bruhns.
Organ in Olkusz:
Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663)
– Die nobis Maria, WV 51[7:37]
Vincent Lübeck (1654-1740)
– Praeludium ex C major, LubWV 10 [5:56]
Franz Tunder (1614-1667)
– Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott [7:24]
Johann Adam Reincken (1623-1722)
– An Wasserflüssen Babylon [19:56]
Organ in Pasłęk:
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
– Praeludium in f sharp minor, BuxWV 146 [8:03]
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
– Ich ruf zu dir, BuxWV 196 [3:27]
Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
– Praeludium in e minor (Little) [4:50]
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
– Toccata in d minor, BuxWV 155 [8:16]
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