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Horatio Parker: Organ Works / Rudolf Innig, Kuhn Organ, Osnabruck Cathedral

Parker / Innig
Release Date: 05/22/2012 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 3171741   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Horatio Parker
Performer:  Rudolf Innig
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The American composer Horatio Parker studied in Munich with Josef Rheinberger and gave the premiere of his first concerto. He returned to America and his compositions were met with worldwide public acclaim. He became the first American to receive an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge.

R E V I E W:

"Parker's melodic gifts are readily apparent. The Slumber-Song and Festival Prelude both great examples of just that. He also avoids the tendency to overburden his organ works with endless successions of heavy chordal passages, like so many other composers, and instead relies on his strong and inventive melodies to drive the music forward." Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Organ in E flat minor, Op. 65 by Horatio Parker
Performer:  Rudolf Innig (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
Venue:  Kuhn Organ, Osnabrück Cathedral 
2. Character Pieces (4), Op. 66 by Horatio Parker
Performer:  Rudolf Innig (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
Venue:  Kuhn Organ, Osnabrück Cathedral 
Notes: 
Four Character Pieces, Op. 66:
1. Festival Prelude - 2. Revery - 3. Postlude - 4. Scherzino  
3. Character Pieces (5), Op. 68 by Horatio Parker
Performer:  Rudolf Innig (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
Venue:  Kuhn Organ, Osnabrück Cathedral 
Notes: 
Five Character Pieces, Op. 68:
1. Canon In the Fifth - 2. Slumber-Song - 3. Novelette - 4. Arietta - 5. Risoluto 

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