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Magic! - Wagner, Mussorgsky, Et Al / Peter Richard Conte


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49248   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyRichard WagnerOtto NicolaiSir Edward Elgar,   ... 
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Gothic Records best-selling recording of the Wanamaker Grand Court organ is back by popular demand! Peter Richard Conte performs at the Macy's City Center in Philadelphia. With state-of-the-art recording techniques including HDCD digital encoding, this CD offers an amazing sonic experience. Formally out of print and unavailable, we are excited to announce its long-awaited reissue on the Gothic label. - Gothic Records The Gothic Records best-selling recording of the Wanamaker Grand Court organ is back by popular demand! Peter Richard Conte performs at the Macy's City Center in Philadelphia. With state-of-the-art recording techniques including HDCD digital encoding, this CD offers an amazing sonic experience. Formally out of print and unavailable, we are excited to announce its long-awaited reissue on the Gothic label. - Gothic Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 13 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Peter Richard Conte 
2.
Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 17 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Edwin Lemare 
3.
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture by Otto Nicolai
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Peter Richard Conte 
4.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 18 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Peter Richard Conte 
5.
L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 12 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Peter Richard Conte 
6.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: William H. Harris 

Sound Samples

St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, "A Night on the Bare Mountain" (arr. P.R. Conte)
Die Walkure (E.H. Lemare): Die Walkure, Act III: Wotan's Farewell - Act III: Magic Fire Music (arr. E.H. Lemare)
L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) (arr. P.R. Conte)
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (arr. P.R. Conte): Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor): Overture (arr. P.R. Conte)
Cockaigne, Op. 40, "In London Town" (arr. P.R. Conte)
Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (arr. W.H. Harris): Enigma Variations, Op. 36: No. 9. Nimrod (arr. W.H. Harris)

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