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Leyding, Kneller, Geist: Complete Organ Music / Manuel Tomadin

Leyding / Tomadin,Manuel
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94716   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andreas KnellerChristian GeistGeorg Dietrich LeydingJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Manuel Tomadin follows up his first album for Brilliant Classics, of Weimar-composed chorales by J.S. Bach (94456), with some little-known musical treasures from Hamburg c.1700 complemented by a bona-fide rarity by Bach, a chorale fantasia believed to date from between 1705 and 1710 and rediscovered as recently as 2008.

Georg Dietrich Leyding, Andreas Kneller, Christian Geist may hardly be more than names even to organ aficionados nowadays, but they were all active and original composers in North Germany in the latter years of the 17th century, a generation or so younger than Johann Sebastian. Most of their music is lost, but Manuel Tomadin presents here all their extant works for organ, on a fine Dell'Orto & Lanzini
Read more organ, at Nostra Signora di Fatima, Pinerolo (2011): a modern instrument built with Barock principles in mind. These works range from Geist's relatively simple chorale settings to some elaborately florid chorale fantasias and preludes by Leyding and Kneller, demanding considerable virtuosity of the kind that would have delighted the great Bach himself.

Tomadin has made a specialty of this musical period and repertoire. He was Young ECHO Organist of the Year 2012, having won the ninth Internationaal Schnitger Orgelconcours during the Orgelfestival Holland in June 2011 in Alkmaar. He was born in 1977 but has already made recordings on various instruments of historical importance; he enjoys a high reputation among the organ fraternity.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2012.
- The city of Hamburg around 1700 was a prosperous, wealthy and international centre of business and art, attracting artist from all over Europe. This CD presents the complete organ works of composers active in the city around 1700, belonging to one generation before Johann Sebastian Bach, who himself is represented here with a recently (2008) discovered Chorale Fantasia.
- Manuel Tomadin is one of the most interesting organists of his generation. He is winner of the ECHO Organist of the Year Award 2012, and winner of the Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar/Netherlands. He plays a magnificent Dell'Orto & Lanzini organ, built on Baroque principles.
- Little-known but delightful music.
- Biographical and musical notes by the performer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Praeludium no 3 in G major by Andreas Kneller
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
2. Praeludium no 2 in F major by Andreas Kneller
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
3. Praeludium no 1 in D minor by Andreas Kneller
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Andreas Kneller
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5. Allein gott in der Höh sei Ehr by Christian Geist
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
6. Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir by Christian Geist
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
7. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ by Christian Geist
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
8. Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern by Georg Dietrich Leyding
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
9. Von Gott will ich niet lassen by Georg Dietrich Leyding
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
10. Prelude for Organ in E flat major by Georg Dietrich Leyding
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
11. Prelude for Organ in C major by Georg Dietrich Leyding
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
12. Prelude for Organ in B major by Georg Dietrich Leyding
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
13. Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 1128 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manuel Tomadin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1710; Weimar, Germany 

Sound Samples

Praeludium in D Minor
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Praeludium in F Major
Praeludium in G Major
Allein Gott in der Hoh sey Ehr'
Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir: Aus tiefer Not Schrei' ich zu dir
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
Prelude in C Major
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
Prelude in E-Flat Major
Wie schon leucht' uns der Morgenstern
Prelude in B-Flat Major
Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns halt, BWV 1128

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