Mendelssohn: Organ Music – Matthias Havinga

Sonate für Orgel A-Dur op. 65 Nr. 3
1. Con moto maestoso
2. Andante tranquillo
Ein Sommernachtstraum (op. 21 (Ouvertüre) und op. 61 (Schauspielmusik)) (Auszug)
Scherzo (transkr. für Orgel von Yannick Merlin)
Andante sostenuto f-moll
Sonate für Orgel B-Dur op. 65 Nr. 4
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante religioso
3. Allegretto
4. Allegro maestoso e vivace
Sonate für Orgel D-Dur op. 65 Nr. 5
1. Choral mit Variationen
2. Fuga
3. Finale: Andante
Fuge e-moll (Allegro)
Allegro d-moll
Paulus op. 36 (Oratorium) (Auszug)
Ouvertüre (transkr. von William Thomas Best)

Matthias Havinga

Format: 1 CD
Release date: 1/5/2018
Barcode: 5028421956589 Catégories : ,


   in Choir & Organ (Sep, 2018)
There is no shortage of recordings of Mendelssohn’s sonatas, so perhaps what makes any new disc stand out is the accompanying repertoire. Here, alongside Sonatas 3, 4 and 6, we have three other organ compositions together with the W.T. Best transcription of the Overture from Paulus and a (slightly ponderous) Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Matthias Havinga proposes that the 1830 Bätz organ in Amsterdam would suit Mendelssohn’s desire for an organ to be ‘very strong and powerful’. Indeed it is, but it does not have the most enchanting Plenum, and this only exacerbates Havinga’s slavish adherence to the composer’s markings as articulation rather than general phrasing – something which …

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