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Prelude 1

'Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5' (CDA67198)
Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5
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Prelude 1
Although the short Prelude 1 carries the subtitle ‘Happy Birthday’, this was a misunderstanding on the part of the composer, since it was among a number of works written to mark the retirement of the American concert artists manager Karen McFarlane, when a number of her artists either wrote or performed works for that occasion. Nevertheless, it is a brilliant occasional piece, demonstrating the composer’s ability to condense into a comparative trifle an amazing variety of elements relevant to a more significant composition. It was given its first performance by Susan Landale, another of McFarlane’s artists, at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, in September 2000.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2006

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67198 track 6
Recording date
17 June 2004
Recording venue
Hedvig Eleonora Kyrhan, Stockholm, Sweden
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5 (CDA67198)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: January 2006
    Please, someone, buy me …
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