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Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op 57

composer
1894

 
The Fantasia and Toccata for organ was composed in 1894 and clearly shows the ways in which Stanford was influenced and inspired by German music, particularly that of Brahms and Mendelssohn. Following the lyrical ending of the dramatic Fantasia, the pedals announce the theme for the Toccata and there begins an exciting roller-coaster ride in which the musical tension builds continuously towards the magnificent conclusion.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2005

Le Fantaisie et Toccata pour orgue (1894) montre clairement comment Stanford fut influencé et inspiré par la musique allemande, surtout celle de Brahms et de Mendelssohn. Après la conclusion lyrique de la Fantaisie dramatique, le pédalier annonce le thème de la Toccata; commence alors une palpitante chevauchée, qui voit la tension musicale grimper sans cesse vers la magnifique conclusion.

extrait des notes rédigées par James O'Donnell © 2005
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Die Fantasia und Toccata für Orgel entstand 1894 und zeigt deutlich, inwiefern Stanford von der deutschen Musik, besonders von den Werken Mendelssohns und Brahms’, beeinflusst und inspiriert war. Nach dem lyrischen Ende der dramatischen Fantasia kündigt die Pedalstimme das Thema der Toccata an, womit eine aufregende Achterbahnfahrt beginnt, bei der sich die musikalische Spannung kontinuierlich bis zu dem großartigen Ende aufbaut.

aus dem Begleittext von James O'Donnell © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey
CDA67557

Details

Movement 1: Fantasia
Movement 2: Toccata

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