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Organ Concertos - Brixi, Handel, Haydn, Soler, Vivaldi

Organ Concertos / Various
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94099   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Xaver BrixiGeorge Frideric HandelFranz Joseph HaydnAntonio Soler,   ... 
Performer:  Christian SchmittCharlotte BalzereitAnton HolzapfelSusanne Scholz,   ... 
Conductor:  Nicol MattFederico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber SoloistsStuttgart Chamber OrchestraDolce Risonanza,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What makes the music of Brixi different from that of many of his countrymen? In his article on the Brixi clan in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Vladimir Novák notes that the music of František Brixi “is distinguished from that of his contemporaries by its fresh melodic writing, vivacious rhythm, and lively bass lines, and from that of his predecessors by its simple yet effective instrumentation.” Brixi’s music was much in demand and copies were distributed throughout Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Austria, and Bavaria. Brixi exerted a strong effect on Bohemian musical taste, and his lasting influence was partially responsible for Mozart’s sympathetic reception in Prague, even though Brixi had been dead for over a Read more decade... Christian Schmitt’s playing is a model of its kind and Nicol Matt’s small ensemble performs with charm and elegance, exuding unforced stylistic grace and soft-grained beauty.

-- Michael Carter, FANFARE
reviewing the Brixi works, originally released as Brilliant Classics 93133


Vivaldi wrote almost no concertos for keyboard instruments... There are just the six here, all with violin, and one more for harpsichord. Two of these also add oboe and optional chalumeau (RV 779) or cello (RV 554). The first thing to note about this recording is that it has some of Vivaldi’s most spirited and inventive music, ebulliently played... Roberto Loreggian’s organ sounds like a fairly small positive organ. It is miked quite closely, so we also hear a lot of chiff and key-clacking, but he plays with great vivacity. [T]hese are wonderful pieces, played with enthusiasm.

-- Alan Swanson, FANFARE
reviewing the Vivaldi works, originally released as Brilliant Classics 94059
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Organ no 6 in G major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
2.
Concerto for Organ no 7 in G major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
3.
Concerto for Organ no 8 in D major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
4.
Concerto for Organ no 3 in D major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Zeltingen, Rachtig, G 
Length: 11 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Organ no 1 in C major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
6.
Concerto for Organ no 5 in F major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
7.
Concerto for Organ no 2 in C major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
8.
Concerto for Organ no 4 in D major by Franz Xaver Brixi
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
9.
Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4/HWV 289-294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735-1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 2004 
10.
Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charlotte Balzereit (Harp)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
11.
Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 7/HWV 306-311 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740-1751; London, England 
12.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
13.
Concerto for Organ in A major, HWV 296 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
14.
Concerto for Organ in D minor, HWV 304 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746; London, England 
15.
Concerto for Organ no 1 in C major, H 18 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1756; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1767; Austria 
17.
Concerto for Organ no 3 in C major, H 18 no 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1763; Austria 
18.
Concerto for Keyboard and Violin in F major, H 18 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Susanne Scholz (Violin), Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria  
19.
Concerto for Organ in C major, H 18 no 8 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
20.
Concerto for Organ in C major, H 18 no 10 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
21.
Concerto for Keyboard in F major, H 18 no 7 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anton Holzapfel (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolce Risonanza
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1766; Austria 
22.
Concerti (6) for 2 Organs by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Maurizio Croci (Organ), Pieter Van Dijk (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: after 1766; Spain 
23.
Concerto for Violin and Organ in D minor, RV 541 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
24.
Concerto for Violin and Organ in F major, RV 542 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
25.
Concerto in C major for Violin, Traverso and Organ, RV 779 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
26.
Concerto for Violin and Organ in C minor, RV 766 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
27.
Concerto for Violin and Organ in F major, RV 767 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
28.
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Oboe in C major, RV 554 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
Conductor:  Federico Guglielmo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Comprehensive collection. June 14, 2013 By Peter G. (Lees Summit, MO) See All My Reviews "Although I had other recordings of the Handel Organ concertos, this 10 disc box included a fine version of these pieces. The works of the remaining composers were all new to me and added significantly to my collection. All the works were enjoyable and well executed. A great value for all lovers of good orchestral organ music." Report Abuse
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