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Tongues Of Fire

Rutti / Arensky / Poulenc / Heini / Held
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7386   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl RüttiAnton ArenskyFrancis Poulenc
Performer:  Mario SchubigerMartin Heini
Conductor:  Rainer Held
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD brings together Poulenc's ever-popular Organ Concerto, Anton Arensky's luscious Variations on a theme of Tschaikovsky (written in memory of the composer just after his death) and a new organ concerto by Carl Rütti. Rütti's concerto offers ample proof why he is one of Switzerland's most popular classical composers today, with its rhythmic drive, melodic invention and skilful orchestration. His 'Blackbird Scherzino' movement showcases Rütti's love of birdsong, here brilliantly depicted by the organ together with two solo violins, temple blocks and cymbals. Martin Heini brings the organ part of the Rütti and Poulenc concertos vividly to life, and is accompanied subtly by the virtuosic State Philharmonic Chamber Read more Orchestra of Novosibirsk under Rainer Held. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tongues of fire by Carl Rütti
Performer:  Mario Schubiger (Percussion), Mario Schubiger (Triangle), Martin Heini (Organ),
Mario Schubiger (), Mario Schubiger (Temple Blocks), Mario Schubiger (Cymbals)
Conductor:  Rainer Held
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Pfarrkirche St. Katharina Horw, Switzerl 
Length: 26 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Feuerzungen (Tongues of Fire), for organ by Carl Rütti
Performer:  Martin Heini (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Pfarrkirche St. Katharina Horw, Switzerl 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3. Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Martin Heini (Organ)
Conductor:  Rainer Held
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Venue:  Pfarrkirche St. Katharina Horw, Switzerl 
Length: 16 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Martin Heini (Organ), Mario Schubiger (Timpani)
Conductor:  Rainer Held
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Venue:  Pfarrkirche St. Katharina Horw, Switzerl 
Length: 23 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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