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Track(s) taken from CDD22052

Organ Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 5

composer

Paul Nicholson (organ), The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Recording details: June 1996
St Lawrence, Whitchurch, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 1997
Total duration: 8 minutes 14 seconds
 
1
Larghetto  [1'51]
2
Allegro  [2'25]
3
Alla siciliana  [1'28]
4
Presto  [2'30]

Reviews

'Highly recommended, not least for a glorious rendition of the Harp Concerto and the novelty of the briefest contribution of Clare College Choir in an Alleluia finale' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The abiding impression is one of irrepressible tunefulness and joie de vivre … the instrument's special delight is the sweetness and delicacy of its flute stops … here and elsewhere Nicholson plays with zest and virtuoso flair. The Brandenburg Consort match him in style and élan, while Frances Kelly is a graceful soloist' (The Daily Telegraph)

'The great coup of this new recording … is to have secured the instrument on which the composer played. Nicholson's playing is unfailingly stylish' (The Times)

'Superbly played' (Organists' Review)

'Paul Nicholson's performances are musical, polished and wonderfully played and enjoyable to hear' (Cathedral Music)

'Incandescent music-making. Mr Nicholson, the fieriest of virtuosos, makes us remember that Handel, who wrote these pieces for himself, was an organist of legendary prowess. The Brandenburg Consort's luminous strings play with particular point and charm, thanks to Mr Goodman' (The Dallas Morning News)
Op 4 No 5 in F major is a transcription of the Recorder Sonata in F major Op 1 No 11, and was first performed at the revival of Deborah in Covent Garden on 26 March 1735.

from notes by Marc Rochester © 1997

L’op.4 no5 en fa majeur, transcription de la Sonate pour flûte à bec en fa majeur, op.1 no11, fut donné pour la première fois lors de la reprise de Deborah à Covent Garden, le 26 mars 1735.

extrait des notes rédigées par Marc Rochester © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Opus 4 Nr. 5 in F-Dur ist eine Transkription der Blockflötensonate in F-Dur (Opus 1 Nr. 11) und wurde zum ersten Mal bei der Wiederaufnahme von Deborah im Covent Garden am 26. März 1735 aufgeführt.

aus dem Begleittext von Marc Rochester © 1997
Deutsch: Inge Schneider

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