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Track(s) taken from CDD22052

Organ Concerto in A major, Op 7 No 2


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: 14 minutes 47 seconds
Ouverture  [2'10]
Allegro  [5'57]


'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 7 No 2 in A major was completed on 5 February 1743 and probably given its first performance at Covent Garden during the premiere of Samson a fortnight later. The first, second and fourth movements are each based on material by Muffat. In the manuscript a third movement is simply marked Organo ad libitum. For this recording a transcription of the Larghetto from the D major Violin Sonata is used.

from notes by Marc Rochester © 1997

L’op.7 no2 en la majeur, achevé le 5 février 1743, fut probablement donné pour la première fois quinze jours plus tard à Covent Garden, lors de la première de Samson. Les premier, deuxième et quatrième mouvements se fondent tous sur un matériau de Muffat. Le manuscrit comporte un troisième mouvement simplement marqué Organo ad libitum. Le présent enregistrement utilise une transcription du Larghetto de la Sonate pour violon en ré majeur.

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

Opus 7 Nr. 2 in A-Dur wurde am 5. Februar 1743 vollendet. Wahrscheinlich fand die erste Aufführung vierzehn Tage später bei der Premiere von Samson im Covent Garden statt. Die Sätze 1, 2 und 4 greifen alle auf Material von Muffat zurück. Im Manuskript findet sich ein dritter Satz, der einfach mit organo ad libitum überschrieben wurde. Für die vorliegende Aufnahme wurde eine Transkription des Larghetto aus der Violinsonate in D-Dur verwendet.

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


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