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Eben: Okna, Landscapes Of Patmos, Organ Concerto No 2 / Gunther Rost

Eben / Rost / Bamberger Symphhoniker / Haag
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 429   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Petr Eben
Performer:  Gunther RostTine Thing HelsethBabette Haag
Conductor:  Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Petr Eben (January 22, 1929 in Žamberk - October 24, 2007 in Prague) is considered to be one of the Czech Republic‘s leading contemporary composers. His organ compositions explore new territory in regard to playing techniques, sound and subject matter. His goal is to convey a message to listeners, e.g. through commentaries or – as in his Second Organ Concerto – by prefixing his scores with a motto. Formal clarity and understandability are a "must" for him. His music is characterized by free tonality that always includes tonal sections. Petr Eben (January 22, 1929 in Žamberk - October 24, 2007 in Prague) is considered to be one of the Czech Republic‘s leading contemporary composers. His organ compositions explore new territory in regard to playing techniques, sound and subject matter. His goal is to convey a message to listeners, e.g. through commentaries or – as in his Second Organ Concerto – by prefixing his scores with a motto. Formal clarity and understandability are a "must" for him. His music is characterized by free tonality that always includes tonal sections. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Windows by Petr Eben
Performer:  Gunther Rost (Organ), Tine Thing Helseth (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Czech Republic 
Notes: Czech titled "Okna". 
2. Landscapes of Patmos by Petr Eben
Performer:  Gunther Rost (Organ), Babette Haag (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Czech Republic 
3. Concerto for Organ no 2 by Petr Eben
Performer:  Gunther Rost (Organ)
Conductor:  Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Czech Republic 

Sound Samples

Okna (Windows): I. Rueben, the blue window
Okna (Windows): II. Isachar, the green window
Okna (Windows): III. Zebulon, the blood-red window
Okna (Windows): IV. Levi, the golden window
Landscapes of Patmos: No. 1. Landscape with Eagle
Landscapes of Patmos: No. 2. Landscape with the Eldest
Landscapes of Patmos: No. 3. Landscape with Temple
Landscapes of Patmos: No. 4. Landscape with Rainbow
Landscapes of Patmos: No. 5. Landscape with Horses
Organ Concerto No. 2: I. Introduction - Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 2: II. Andante rhapsodico - Scherzo: Allegretto - Coda
Organ Concerto No. 2: III. Finale

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