Mendelssohn and the Organ Sonata

Anders Eidsten Dahl

23.9933.49
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Original Recording Format: DXD

I should like to call the pieces “3 Sonatas for the Organ” instead of “Voluntaries”. 
Tell me if you like this title as well, if not, 
I think “Voluntaries” will suit the pieces also, the more so as I do not know what 
it means precisely. 

Felix Mendelssohn wrote these lines to Charles Coventry in a letter dated 29 August 1844. Coventry was the proprietor of the English music publisher Coventry & Hollier and a great admirer of his friend Mendelssohn. As background for their correspondence in late summer of 1844, Mendelssohn had been commissioned to write organ music by Coventry & Hollier, organ music intended for the English market. The term voluntary is used for a piece of organ music bearing a certain resemblance to the classical French overture, with a slow followed by a fast movement.

Tracklist

1.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 1- I. Allegro moderato e serioso
05:54
2.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 1- II. Adagio
02:49
3.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 1- III. Andante recitativo
02:38
4.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 1- IV. Allegro assai
03:12
5.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 2- I. Grave
01:28
6.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 2- I. Adagio
02:44
7.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 2- II. Allegro maestoso e vivace
02:13
8.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 2- III. Fuga Allegro moderato
03:48
9.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 3- I. Con moto maestoso
07:32
10.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 3- II. Andante tranquillo
02:10
11.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 4- I. Allegro con brio
03:39
12.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 4- II. Andante religioso
02:05
13.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 4- III. Allegretto
03:48
14.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 4- IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace
03:53
15.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 5- I. Andante
01:18
16.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 5- II. Andante con moto
02:34
17.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 5- III. Allegro maestoso
04:21
18.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 6- I. Choral - Andante sostenuto - Allegro Molto
08:36
19.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 6- II. Fuga
02:28
20.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65- Sonata 6- III. Finale - Andante
02:27
21.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Allegro in B-flat major
02:54
22.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Allegretto in D minor
02:16
23.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Allegro moderato maestoso in C major
02:16
24.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Fugue in F minor - Andate sostenuto
04:34
25.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Andante in F major
02:53
26.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Fugue in B-flat major
03:32
27.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Allegro, Choral and Fugue in D minor/D major
07:39
28.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Andante and Variations in D major
05:11
29.
Nine pieces without opus numbers- Nachspiel in D major
04:57

Total time: 01:45:49

Additional information

Label

SKU

LWC1108

Qualities

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Channels

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Cables

Mogami and Canare Quad

Digital Converters

Merging Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

THOMAS WOLDEN

Microphones

DPA 4006 , Schoeps MK2H

Original Recording Format

Producer

VEGARD LANDAAS

Recording Engineer

THOMAS WOLDEN

Recording location

SOFIENBERG CHURCH, OSLO

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Speakers

PSI A21

Release Date December 2, 2016

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