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The Organ Encyclopedia - Muffat: Organ Works Vol 1


Release Date: 07/18/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553917   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The flourishing of period instrument performance may have accustomed the world's ears to the sound of mean tuning, but institutional instruments such as the pipe organ have yet to catch up. There are very few organs in the world capable of playing in mean temperament, so period-style recordings are necessarily limited; thus the fortunate necessity of this CD of Georg Muffat's 'Apparatus musico-organisticus' being recorded on the Klosterneuberg Abbey organ in Austria. Beyond its authentic tuning, it has an amazing variety of tone colors, which Muffat's score takes full advantage of.
Muffat, a student of Jean-Baptiste Lully, lived and composed at the cusp of a new era in European history. He stepped beyond the limitations of national
Read more character, and sought to incorporate elements of Italian and German music in his own French compositions. He was also aware of the new tonality put forth in the 'Well-Tempered Clavier' by his contemporary, J. S. Bach. Though Part I of the 'Apparatus' uses mean tuning, he was eager to experiment with the newer even temperament, which he did in Part II, so it could not be recorded on this instrument. Given the choice, however, Part I is much more interesting listening. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 1 in D minor by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 2 in G minor by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 3 in A minor by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 4 in E minor by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 5 in C major by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 6 in F major by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 7 in C major by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 8 in G major by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Martin Haselböck (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Klosterneuburg Abbey, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata prima
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata secunda
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata tertia
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata quarta
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata quinta
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata sexta
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata septima
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata octava

Customer Reviews

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 Recommended April 4, 2013 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "I like the works, the colorful organ, and organ playing. The booklet is very informative, especially since I knew nothing of this composer. The sound and price are quite good. Recommended for those who like Baroque organ." Report Abuse
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