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Organ Music Of Rene Louis Becker, Vol. 2 / Damin Spritzer


Release Date: 02/03/2015 
Label:  Raven Recordings   Catalog #: 949   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

René Louis Becker, born and educated in Strasbourg, France, as the son of a prominent organist, moved to the USA at age 21 in 1904 and worked as a composer and organist in St. Louis, Illinois, and Michigan for 52 years. Damin Spritzer plays nine of his 152 organ works, including the splendid First Sonata in G (5 mvts) on the 1880 Cavaillé-Coll 4m organ in the cathedral of Orléans, France. René Louis Becker, born and educated in Strasbourg, France, as the son of a prominent organist, moved to the USA at age 21 in 1904 and worked as a composer and organist in St. Louis, Illinois, and Michigan for 52 years. Damin Spritzer plays nine of his 152 organ works, including the splendid First Sonata in G (5 mvts) on the 1880 Cavaillé-Coll 4m organ in the cathedral of Orléans, France. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Postlude for organ in D minor, Op. 75a by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1923 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Toccata for organ, Op. 32 by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1910 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Cantilène, for organ, Op. 63 by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1918 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
March for organ in D Minor, Op. 76a by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1923 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Benedicamus Domino, toccata for organ, Op. 68a by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1919 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6.
Two of Twelve Compositions for Organ, Op. 16: Interlude by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1908 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Two of Twelve Compositions for Organ, Op. 16: Prelude by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1908 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
Organ Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 40 by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
lte, missa est, toccata for organ in B flat major, Op. 69c by René L. Becker
Performer:  Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Venue:  Cavillé-Coll Organ, Cathédral Sainte-Cro 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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