WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Amadeo: Organ Works / Merlini


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 820101  
Composer:  Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio MerliniGabrielle Mouhlen
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $16.99
CD:  $14.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release is aimed at rediscovering Gaetano Amadeo, original organist and composer from Porto Maurizio (today city of Imperia). Born in the early nineteenth century, he was immediately noted for his great predisposition to music, so much that he was sent to the famous opera composer Giovanni Pacini, who, recognizing the value of the boy, will send him to the Bologna Philharmonic Lyceum; soon afterwards Gioachino Rossini himself will introduce him to the prestigious Philharmonic Academy of the same city. With the precious qualifications achieved, Amadeo returns to his hometown starting his career as organist and organ tester (working with the organ makers Lingiardi) until 1848, when he moved to France, a country that will become his Read more second homeland. In France he works in Cannes, Marseille and Nice; he meets the great French organ makers Cavaillé-Coll and start developing the French music style, understanding far in advance (as several of his letters testify to us) that the Italian organ world linked to the theatrical/opera style would soon go down. For the performance of his works, Maestro Fabio Merlini uses the massive Lingiardi / Vegezzi Bossi / Bonizzi instrument of the Basilica of St. Giovanni in Imperia, whose richness of tonal resources is well suited to represent the nuances of Amadeo’s music including his Ave Maria with Gabrielle Mouhlen’s voice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Offertorio for Organ No. 5 by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
2.
Allegro moderato for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
3.
Andante grazioso for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
4.
Andante moderato for Organ "Pour l'èlèvation" by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
5.
Allegretto for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
6.
Moderato for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
7.
Sonata for Organ: Excerpts by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8.
Andante for Organo by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
9.
Moderato for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
10.
Offertories (2): Andante genre pastorale "Hommage a mon Professeur G. Rossini" by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
11.
Ave Maria by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ), Gabrielle Mouhlen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
12.
Pastorale for Organ by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
13.
Versetti (4): Marziale - Allegro - Larghetto - Allegretto by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
14.
Versetti (4): Allegretto - Larghetto - Andante - Allegretto by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
15.
Versetti (5): Marziale - Moderato - Andante - Andante sostenuto - Moderato by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
16.
Versetti (5): Larghetto - Andante - Allegro - Larghetto - Moderato by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
17.
Versetti (4): Allegro - Andante - Andante sostenuto - Allegro by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
18.
Versetti (3): Larghetto - Moderato - Moderato by Gaetano Amadeo
Performer:  Fabio Merlini (Organ)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title