Spohr: Jessonda Overture

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Spohr: Symphony No. 4

Spohr: Symphony No. 4


Spohr:

Symphony No 4 in F major 'Die Weihe der Töne', Op 86

Faust Overture

Jessonda Overture


Beethoven’s friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.

Naxos - 8555398

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$7.50

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The Organ of Rochdale Town Hall: Organ Transcriptions Volume 2

The Organ of Rochdale Town Hall: Organ Transcriptions Volume 2


Bach, J S:

Aria from Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

transcribed by Harvey Grace

Handel:

Ptolemy: Overture

transcribed by C.S. Lang

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture

transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare

Spohr:

Jessonda Overture

transcribed by W.T. Best

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

transcribed by Timothy Byram-Wigfield

Weber:

Oberon Overture

transcribed by A.L. Peace


Built in an extravagant Gothic style, Rochdale Town Hall is one of the most impressive examples of the civic pride of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Positioned within is J.J. Binns’ fine organ, proudly displayed in three beautifully crafted wooden cases. At its high point, the British town hall organ tradition represented something entirely new and extraordinary, in social, mechanical, aesthetic and commercial terms; and the transcriptions made for these colossal instruments demonstrate remarkable syntheses of ingenuity, skill and ambition on the part of both organ-builders and musical arrangers. Here, following up on his celebrated 2004 exploration of orchestral overtures at the organ of the Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow, Timothy Byram-Wigfield offers another recital of overture transcriptions, and an ideal combination of player, music and instrument.

“Byram-Wigfield takes all in his unflappable stride, the opening carefully layered, the control scrupulous throughout, though almost to a fault when the sheer lucidity refuses to surrender to the heat of the moment…deftly characterised, well recorded and with lively liner notes by Byram-Wigfield himself, this is altogether a tantalising testament to the transcriber's art.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2016 ***

“An entire disc of overtures is a bit like enjoying a 7-course tasting menu, and here the results are well worth savouring... a tour de force.” Choir & Organ, March 2016 *****

“What makes this recital particularly appealing is the clarity of texture with which the Rochdale organ is captured…[the instrument] offers all the orchestral colours and dynamics you could wish for in this repertoire, no details of which are lost…apart from Byram-Wigfield's virtuosity and fluent registrations, there are the further bonuses of his own transcription of the Prelude to Act 1 of La traviata…and the rarity of Spohr's Overture to his 1823 opera Jessonda” Gramophone Magazine, April 2016

Delphian - DCD34143

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$15.00

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Romantische Ouvertüren

Romantische Ouvertüren


Mendelssohn:

The Fair Melusine Overture, Op. 32

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Meyerbeer:

Alimelek: Overture

Spohr:

Jessonda Overture

Wagner:

Bein Antritt des neues Jahres 1835, WWV 36

Weber:

Abu Hassan Overture

Oberon Overture

Der Freischütz Overture


Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Ola Rudner

ARS Produktion - ARS38083

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Spohr: Symphony No. 4

Spohr: Symphony No. 4


Spohr:

Symphony No 4 in F major 'Die Weihe der Töne', Op 86

Faust Overture

Jessonda Overture


Marco Polo - 8223122

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Spohr - Overtures

Spohr - Overtures


Spohr:

Macbeth Overture

Die Prüfung Overture

Alruna Overture

Faust Overture

Jessonda Overture

Der Berggeist Overture

Pietro von Abano Overture

Der Alchymist Overture


“One is struck most of all by the remarkable lyrical gifts of Spohr, the innate gifts of this man, the innate musicality, the astute use of instrumentation” American Record Guide

CPO - 9990932

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$10.00

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