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Saturday, June 17, 2017 Permalink

The Organ Connection

The organ in Boston's Symphony Hall

 

The organ has been called the “king of instruments,” and when it’s used in an orchestral work, the challenge is to keep it from overpowering everything else—unless, of course, that’s the point, as in those opening moments of works like Richard Strauss’s Festival Prelude for Organ and Orchestra.

It’s a challenge that’s been faced and met by a wide range of composers, as we’ll explore in this hour, with works by Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Copland, and more.

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Strauss: Festival Prelude For Organ And Orchestra BUY Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Telarc CD-80371
4:02pm
Handel: "Organ Concerto in F major, Op.4/5, HWV 293: Allegro; ""The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'" BUY English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor "Simon Preston, organ"
Archiv D 150066
4:06pm
Haydn: Concerto for Organ & Orchestra No. 1 in C BUY Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra; Andre Rieu, conductor "Albert de Klerk, organ"
Sony SBK 47660
4:16pm
Liszt: The Battle of the Huns BUY BBC; Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
BBC Music MM336
4:21pm
Saint-Saens: "Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, ""Organ"": II. Maestoso - Allegro - Piu allegro - Molto allegro - Pesante" BUY San Francisco Symphony; Edo de Waart, conductor "Jean Guillou, organ"
Philips 412 619-2
4:29pm
Haydn: Concerto for Organ & Orchestra No. 1 in C BUY Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra; Andre Rieu, conductor "Albert de Klerk, organ"
Sony SBK 47660
4:30pm
Rheinberger: "Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Major, op. 137, III. Con Moto (Finale)" BUY Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jahja Ling, conductor "Michael Murray, organ"
Telarc CD-80136
4:37pm
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra: I. Einleitung (Sonnenaufgang) BUY San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
London/Decca 289 448 815-2
4:40pm
Copland: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra: III. Finale: Lento; Allegro moderato 4/4 BUY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Sony SM2K 47232
4:49pm
Poulenc: "Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani:Tempo de l'allegro initial-" BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Charles Dutoit, conductor "Peter Hurford, organ"
London/Decca 436 546-2
4:51pm
Poulenc: "Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani:Tempo introduction. Largo" BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Charles Dutoit, conductor "Peter Hurford, organ"
London/Decca 436 546-2
4:54pm
Aho: Symphony No. 8: VI. Scherzo III (Epilogue) BUY Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor "Hans-Ola Ericsson, organ"
BIS BIS-CD-646
4:58pm
Saint-Saens: "Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, ""Organ"": II. Maestoso - Allegro - Piu allegro - Molto allegro - Pesante" BUY San Francisco Symphony; Edo de Waart, conductor "Jean Guillou, organ"
Philips 412 619-2

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