Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

De Torres: Complete Organ Music / Bruno Forst

De Torres / Forst
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94715   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joseph de Torres was something of a multifaceted character, for not only was he appointed organist of the Spanish Royal Chapel, later becoming its maestro di capilla in 1718, but he was also responsible for founding a publishing house – where, exercising a virtual monopoly, he promoted many of the most important theoretical works of the time, in addition to the publishing of scores and incidental music.

De Torres was first and foremost, however, a composer of the upmost talent, and the fact that he achieved renown beyond the borders of his native Spain, receiving commissions from as far afield as Latin America (something highly unusual for the time), is a testament to the fine quality of his music. As for his small
Read more collection of organ works, they reflect the best of Spanish Baroque keyboard writing, especially that of the Daroca school (a tradition passed on directly to Torres by his teachers). Now preserved in manuscripts housed in Portugal and Mexico, they have been transcribed by the artist on this recording, Bruno Forst, who, as a devotee of the Iberian organ, has dedicated himself to studying tablature and to building up as accurate a picture as possible of 16th- to 18th-century keyboard performance practice – from a player’s rather than a scholar’s perspective. The pieces, which include a fugue, batalla as well as canción, make the most of the technical innovations introduced by the greatest Iberian organ-builders during the last decades of the 17th century and commonplace by the beginning of the 18th – including the frequent use of light-and-shade echo effects, splendidly illustrated by Forst in this recording.

Other information:
- Recorded 28–29 August 2009, Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche de la Sierra (Albacete), Spain.
- Joseph de Torres was an important and famous composer and organist in Spain during the Baroque period. His fame spread beyond the borders of his country, and the manuscripts of his organ works were eventually found in a library in Mexico, where Bruno Forst found and transcribed them. On this new recording they can be heard for the first time.
- The organ works make full use of the innovations of the Spanish organ in his time, and to hear them played on the magnificent organ of the Organ of the Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche de la Sierra (Albacete) is a thrilling experience!
- New recording, excellent liner notes by the artist and full specifications of the organ in the booklet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Batalla by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Partido for organ de 2o tono by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Obra de mano derecha de medio Registro, for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Obra de Séptimo Tono Bajo, for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Obra for organ de Lleno de 7 Tono by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6.
Obra de Primer Tono Bajo, for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
7.
Partido de Primero Alto, for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Fuga for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Obra, for organ by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
Partido for organ de Sexto Tono by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11.
Canción, for organ (from the Libro de Cifra de Oporto) by José de Torres
Performer:  Bruno Forst (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Parish Church of Santa Quiteria, Elche d 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 1. Batalla
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 2. Partido de segundo
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 3. Obra de mano derecha
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 4. Obra de septimo tono bajo
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 5. Obra de lleno de septimo tono
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 6. Obra de primer tono bajo
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 7. Partido de primero alto
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 8. Fuga
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 9. Obra
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 10. Partido de sexto tono
Libro que contiene onze partidos del Maestro Don Joseph de Torres: No. 11. Cancion

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In