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The organ played a relatively large part in Franz Liszt's oeuvre, and there are dual organ and piano versions of a number of his works, but some of the pieces specifically intended for piano also translate well to the organ. This album consists of four organ transcriptions of such piano works. It begins with a wedding (Sposalizio) and ends with a funeral procession (La lugubre gondola), both life moments often associated with church and therefore with the organ, and Liszt employs a church-bell motive in them. In the Sposalizio, as well as in the Adagio (Consolation in D flat) that follows on this programme, there is a typical 19th-century musical religiosity that was also very characteristic of Liszt. His monumental Sonata in B minor is then succeeded by La lugubre gondola, a dark epilogue once again emphasising Liszt's musical progressiveness and emotional depth. The heart of this album is the Sonata in B minor in a new transcription. Although it has already been transcribed for organ, the present transcription is specifically intended for the 18th- or 19th century Dutch metropolitan type of organ, an outstanding example of which is the main organ at the Domkerk (St. Martin's Cathedral), Utrecht. There is even a historical link between this particular instrument and Liszt's organ repertoire. In the summer of 1856, Liszt's student Alexander Winterberger (1834-1914) undertook a tour of the Netherlands, including a performance at the Utrecht Domkerk, which was positively received by the press, with Liszt, too, enthusiastic
The organ played a relatively large part in Franz Liszt's oeuvre, and there are dual organ and piano versions of a number of his works, but some of the pieces specifically intended for piano also translate well to the organ. This album consists of four organ transcriptions of such piano works. It begins with a wedding (Sposalizio) and ends with a funeral procession (La lugubre gondola), both life moments often associated with church and therefore with the organ, and Liszt employs a church-bell motive in them. In the Sposalizio, as well as in the Adagio (Consolation in D flat) that follows on this programme, there is a typical 19th-century musical religiosity that was also very characteristic of Liszt. His monumental Sonata in B minor is then succeeded by La lugubre gondola, a dark epilogue once again emphasising Liszt's musical progressiveness and emotional depth. The heart of this album is the Sonata in B minor in a new transcription. Although it has already been transcribed for organ, the present transcription is specifically intended for the 18th- or 19th century Dutch metropolitan type of organ, an outstanding example of which is the main organ at the Domkerk (St. Martin's Cathedral), Utrecht. There is even a historical link between this particular instrument and Liszt's organ repertoire. In the summer of 1856, Liszt's student Alexander Winterberger (1834-1914) undertook a tour of the Netherlands, including a performance at the Utrecht Domkerk, which was positively received by the press, with Liszt, too, enthusiastic
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Piano Works, Arranged For Organ
Artist: Liszt / Blankesteijn
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Années de Pèlerinage, 2nd Year, Italy, S161/R10B: No.
2. Sposalizio (Marriage of the Virgin) (Arr... [08:28]
3. Consolations, S172/R12: Adagio (Arr. A.W. Gottschalg for Organ) [04:03]
4. Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21 (Arr. D. Blankesteijn for Organ) [35:15]
5. Die Trauergondel No. 2 (La Lugubre Gondola No. 2), S200/2/R81/2, "Élégie No. 3" (Arr. D. Blankest

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The organ played a relatively large part in Franz Liszt's oeuvre, and there are dual organ and piano versions of a number of his works, but some of the pieces specifically intended for piano also translate well to the organ. This album consists of four organ transcriptions of such piano works. It begins with a wedding (Sposalizio) and ends with a funeral procession (La lugubre gondola), both life moments often associated with church and therefore with the organ, and Liszt employs a church-bell motive in them. In the Sposalizio, as well as in the Adagio (Consolation in D flat) that follows on this programme, there is a typical 19th-century musical religiosity that was also very characteristic of Liszt. His monumental Sonata in B minor is then succeeded by La lugubre gondola, a dark epilogue once again emphasising Liszt's musical progressiveness and emotional depth. The heart of this album is the Sonata in B minor in a new transcription. Although it has already been transcribed for organ, the present transcription is specifically intended for the 18th- or 19th century Dutch metropolitan type of organ, an outstanding example of which is the main organ at the Domkerk (St. Martin's Cathedral), Utrecht. There is even a historical link between this particular instrument and Liszt's organ repertoire. In the summer of 1856, Liszt's student Alexander Winterberger (1834-1914) undertook a tour of the Netherlands, including a performance at the Utrecht Domkerk, which was positively received by the press, with Liszt, too, enthusiastic
        
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