Music : Classical : Lossless
Release Year: 1985
Label: Mitra Records
Genre: Classical Romantic Organ Music
Format: 12" Black Vinyl
(DMM - Direct Metal Mastering)
LP Condition: Mint
01 - Bruckner - Scherzo der Nullten Symphonie
02 - Bruckner - Adagio der Siebten Symphonie
03 - J. S. Bach - Fantasie C-Molll BWV 562
04 - Cesar Franck - Offertoire funebre fis-moll
05 - Cesar Franck - Grand Choeur Es-Dur
06 - Erwin Horn - Sinfonisches Scherzo
Erwin Horn (born 1940) was porfessor at the Wuerzburg/Bavaria Music Conservatory and an authority on everything Anton Bruckner related. For example, Horn transcribed some of Bruckner's and Wagner's orchestral works for the organ. This lp - only ever issued on :vinyl: - assembles 2 movements of Bruckner Symphonies (as transcribed and played by Erwin Horn himself). The Scherzo of the "Symphony No. 0" as well as the transcription of Bruckner's 7th symphony's 2nd Movement (Adagio) are true highlights. With Bruckner having been famous as organist long before he was successful as a composer you can imagine the way he put those mindblowing orchestral pieces together as symphonies.
Also the Bach Fantasy included in this recording is a well-known piece of music that gets played by many temporary organists.
Both Cesar Franck tracks are pretty unknown. They're both part of a traditional French Organ Mass, beautifully played.
At last, the Erwin Horn composition at the end of the record showcases the man's capabilities once again. He also composed a Fantasy on 2 motives of Bruckner symphonies, leading into gorgeous improvizsation (to reveal the importance the instrument had for Bruckner himself).
Anyway, I'm pretty sure you wont find this little gem easily anywhere else. Its sound is stunning, to express it mildly ... be aware of extreme dynamics and frequency ranges. I did my best to make it sound as perfect as possible and spent a couple of afternoons and evenings being busy with this rip ... let me know if you find any disturbances left.
... and now ... go kill your speakers!
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