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Track(s) taken from CDA67196

Momenti d'organo


Halgeir Schiager (organ)
Recording details: November 2000
Oslo Cathedral, Norway
Produced by Chris Hazell
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 14 minutes 23 seconds


'A delightful programme of short pieces continues this series devoted to the organ music of a contemporary Czech composer. He could hardly wish for a more sympathetic or more virtuoso interpreter, and the recording renders the splendour of both instruments very vividly' (Gramophone)

'This CD continues the barnstorming success of the previous two … Eben's organ music is a major discovery, full of variety and invention. Heartily recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
These ten short compositions were originally commissioned by the Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde (Society of Friends of the Organ) for its international symposium in Bremen in 1994. As the title suggests they are brief, technically intense compositions not exceeding two or three pages in length.

I have tried to build these short pieces around clearly defined themes and to create melodic, rhythmic and vibrant contrasts.

from notes by Petr Eben © 2002
English: Julia Rushworth and Atlas Translations

Cette suite de dix impromptus est le résultat d’une commande de la Société des amateurs d’orgue à l’occasion de leur rencontre internationale à Brême, en 1994. Comme leur nom l’indique, il s’agit de pièces courtes et de forme concentrée, dont la longueur ne dépasse pas deux à trois pages.

Je me suis efforcé de construire ces petites compositions autour de thèmes marquants, tout en créant des contrastes mélodiques et rythmiques colorés.

extrait des notes rédigées par Petr Eben © 2002
Français: Martine Paulauskas and Atlas Translations

Diese zehn kurze Kompositionen entstanden als Auftragswerk für die Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde für das internationale Treffen in Bremen 1994. Wie der Titel bereits andeutet, handelt es sich um kurze, formal konzentrierte Kompositionen, deren Länge zwei bis drei Seiten nicht übersteigt.

Ich habe mich bemüht, diese kurzen Stücke auf markante Themen und melodischem, rhythmische und bunte Kontraste zu gründen.

aus dem Begleittext von Petr Eben © 2002

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