Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Röntgen, Julius. (1855-1932) Works for Violin & Piano. Volume I. Second rerun.

What a wonderful music this is. No wonder he is one of my favourite Dutch composers.
See first review for all the info. (19-10-2017)


Works on this disc:
Sonata opus 40 in E major.
Phantasy opus 24.
Sonata Trologica. (1915)
Seven Concert Pieces opus 89-Suite.

Performed by:
Christoph Schickedanz, Violin.
Ernst Breidenbach, Piano.


Cabezon, Antonio de. (1510-1566) (Obras de música CD 7) Compiled and intabulated by Hernando de Cabezón. (Madrid 1578)

From my collection.
Purchase date: October 2012.
First listen: 7-11-2012.
Second listen: 29-1-2013
Third listen: 22-10-2017.
Fourth listen: 31-10-2017.
Label: Brilliant.
Licensed from: Stradivarius.
CD 7 from 7.
Recording dates: 2001 & 2010.
Venues:  Chiesa Evangelica di Bolzano, (Violas)  Chiesa S. Barbara, Mantova, Organ & Harpsichord.
Sound engineer: Michael Seberich.
Total time: 65:37.

Works on this disc: (7)

Motetes de a Cinco III.
Versus de Magnificat II.
Discantes II.

Performed by:
Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba.
Claudio Astronio, Organ, Harpsichord & Regal.

Instruments used:
1565 Graziadio Antegnati, restored in 2005 by Giorgio Carli, Pescantina, Verona.
Harpsichord: Tony Chinney, Vicchio, after Grimaldi.
Regal: Italian anonymous, late 16th century.

I can only repeat what I said of the previous recording in this box. There is everything to like and nothing to dislike. The music is sublime, the performances and sound too. It is a cultural journey through all the colours of its time. In a sense you get a real feel for it through these interpretations.
Needless to say that I am very happy with this box, and heartily recommend it.
You cannot really go wrong with it.


Baroque Bass Cantatas from the Mügeln Archive. Second rerun. World premiere recording.

A really delightful disc. Klaus Mertens in top form. Even though he sung for a long time, there is no sign of a voice that is deteriorating. Beautiful
Second rerun.
See first review for more info. (25-9-2017.


Composers and works on this CD:

*Johann Theodor Roemhildt. (1684-1756)
Nichts soll mich von Jesu Scheiden.
*Georg Philipp Telemann. (1681-1767)
Spricht treuer Himmel: Ja!.
Der Herr ist König.
*Christian Wolff. (1705-1773)
Ihr Sorgen laßet mich zufrieden.
Meinens bleibens ist nicht hier.
*Liebhold (died around 1730)
Mein gantzes Wißen soll Jesus Seÿn.
Des Menschen Sohn ist kommen.

Performed by:
Klaus Mertens, Bass.
Accademia Daniel, Shalev Ad-El.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Gemmingen, Ernst von. (1759-1813) & Gossec, François-Joseph. (1734-1829. Violin Concertos, and orchestral works.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase:October 2017.
First listen: 30-10-2017.
Label: CPO.
Recording dates: March 2014.
Venue: München, BR Studio I. Germany.
Recording engineer: Not clear from the info.
Total time: 68:25.

Works on this disc:
Gemmingen.
Violin concerto No 3 in D major & 4 in A major.

Gossec.
Symphony opus 6.2 in D major.

Performed b:
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer & Sebastian Weigle.
Kolja Lessing, Violin.

I knew what to expect when I bought these recordings, having already the violin concertos No 1 and 2. The Gossec is a very welcome add on, and good for the variation. Now Gemmingen was a virtuoso in writing really difficult concertos to play. He put even more double stops in them as with No. 1 & 2 and added some very difficult gyropractics in the bargain . His gift for fine melodies seem to know no end, for those are pouring out in rapid succession. So what can you expect from the music. Fairly unadventurous but not boring music. I can almost guess the music a few bars before I hear it, so in that sense it does not surprise me, although it delights me certainly. Gemmingen was more concerned with the technical aspect of the music and in this he succeeded with honours, but still I could hardly keep my attention at the finer points of the music. But I knew this before I bought the second volume. The orchestra performs well, but I did not find them attentive to the content. Some sloppy playing here and there. They did not create a sense of novelty, but it's good decent workmanship playing. Lessing's tone can be harsh due to the recording, which is good but not flattering to the violin. Too forward actually. You have to keep the volume a tad lower as one would expect. The Gossec symphony was a nice surprise. Especially the second movement made an impression on me, due to its being well constructed. It had just that bit of quality in expression which I missed sorely in the violin concertos. As a whole I think this a well written work.
Still, as in the violin concertos I got this feeling of being let down in the quality of playing and portraying the music. An element of missing something, but not be clear exactly what it is. 



Veracities without words; Preludes and Intermezzi from the Veristic period.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 30-10-2017.
Label: CPO.
Recording dates: February 2014.
Venue: Oper Graz.
Sound engineer: Peter Ghirardini.
Total time: 51:11.

Composers on this disc:

Giacomo Puccini.
Pietro Mascagni.
Ruggero Leoncavallo.
Umberto Giordano.
Francesco Cilea.
Ermanno Wolf Ferrari.
Italo Montemezzi.

Performed by: 
Philharmonisches Orchester Graz, Lodovico Zocche.

If you like me, are not into opera and the singing especially, this disc could well be a contender for those that abhor the voices, but like the instrumental bits of those operas. Then do not hold back but buy it. For the instrumental bits are lush and romantic. You will understand the opera and what it is all about, without hearing the soloists singing. For me this is utterly perfect. Zocchi has a good feel for the mood and the intent of the music, and finds the orchestra a good accomplice in this recording. In general the sound is very good, but I would have liked a bit more clarity. Sometimes the lushness of the strings prevail and this masks the detail and depth a bit. But I enjoyed it anyways. It will not rock your socks off, but it darn well will make an impression of sorts.



L'Orgue Classique Français 1650-1800. 150 ans de musique du Grand Siècle à la Révolution Française.CD 8.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: 2016.
First listen: 30-10-2017.
Label: Ligia.
CD 8 from 10.
Recording dates: ?
Venues: L'Église Notre-Dame de la Nativité de Rozay en Brie, France.
Sound engineer: Eric Baratin.
Remastering: Eric Baratin. (2015)
Total time: 70:00

Composers & Works on this CD:
Jean François Dandrieu.
Offertoire/Gravement/Marqué/Gravement-1739.

Michel Corrette.
Deuxième Livre d'Orgue 1750.
Magnificat in the  5th, 6th, 7th, 8th tone.
From: 6 concerti a sei stromenti, organo obbligati, tre violini, flauto, alto viola e violoncello-1756, No. 1 & 2.
avec le Lachrimæ Consort all'inglese-Philippe Foulon, Viole d'Orphée et direction.

Antoine Calvière.
Pièce d'Orgue en trio-1750.

Instruments:
Orgue Anonyme (1690)
Yves Fossaert de la Ferté sous Jouarre. No date.


Performed by:
Olivier Vernet.
Le Lachrimæ Consort all'inglese-Philippe Foulon, Viole d'Orphée et direction.


As a performance and recording it can not be faulted. Both organs sound fantastic in the bargain.
The Deuxième Livre d'Orgue from 1750 are superb pieces. Corrette is out to please with approachable melodies, and colours that appeal instantly. The compositions are nevertheless of a high level and not easy to play. I like them enormously. I am less of a fan if it comes to the 6 concerti. Although I acknowledge the fine scoring, I am not really impressed. This combination of instruments does not really work for me, although I like the music. The ensemble sound is not well integrated into the total sound picture, and comes out a bit too forward. The violins sound rather screechy.  Antoine Calvière was an unknown composer to me, so I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of his contribution, be it very small, just a mere 2:33.
Another successful disc in this box, well more or less, depending.


De Leidse Koorboeken. ( The Leiden Choirbooks. Volume VI. Second rerun.

The last volume in this box, and although I keep to my original review (30-8-2017) I enjoyed it nevertheless more as I expected after the first time. A box which should have a place of honour in everyone's collection.


Date of purchase: April 2017.
First listen: 30-8-2017.
Second listen: 30-10-2017.
Label: Etcetera.
Recording dates: January 2015.
Venue: Laurentiuskerk, Mijnsheerenland, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Tom Dunnebier.
Total time: 77:07 & 80:09.

Composers on both discs:
Johannes Flamingus.
Lupus Hellinck.
Pierre de Manchicourt.
Franciscus Mergot de Novo Portu.
Claudin de Sermisy.
Anonymous.

Works performed by:
Egidius kwartet & College.





Sunday, October 29, 2017

Locatelli, Pietro Antonio. (1695-1764) Violin Sonatas II. Complete Edition. CD IV. Second rerun.

Started again with the second rerun of this monster of a box with 21 CD'S.
A great pleasure, these performances by Ruhadze and his BC.
See first review10-11-2016.

Works performed by:
Igor Ruhadze, Violin.
Mark Dupere, Cello.
Vaughan Schlepp, Harpsichord.



Friday, October 27, 2017

Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann. (1710-1784) Complete Harpsichord Music, CD 2. Second rerun.

I am lucky in finding even more to enjoy after the first hearing. First I listen in a technical mode, and try to find the faults, and then I step in for the musical enjoyment, which is what this box is about. Friedemann's music is on a really high level, and does not have the potential to disappoint.
Especially if it is so well played and recorded on beautiful instruments, this pleasure will last 6 CD'S full of music hardly heard these days.
See first review: 16-8-2017.


Luzzasco, Luzzaschi. (c.1545-1607) Quinto Libro de Madrigali.1595. CD 3. Second rerun.

Second rerun of this fine disc.
As per usual, the second listen reveals so many new things to me.
One of the best buys from 2017.
See first review: 8-2-2017.





Viotti, Giovanni Battista (1755-1824) Complete Violin Concertos. CD 6.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 27-10-2017.
Label: Dynamic.
CD 6 from 10.
Recording dates: March 1999.
Venue: Sala S. Antonio, Perugia. Italy.
Sound engineer: Pietro Mosetti Casaretto.
Total time: 64:50.

Works on this CD:
Violin concertos:
No. 23 in G major.
No. 5 in C major.
No. 6 in E major.

Performed by: 

Franco Mezzena, Violin & Conductor.
Symphonia Perusina.

Tempi are spot on this time, and the recording is much better. The music speaks for itself, there is never any doubt about its quality. Mezzena is an excellent violinist, and the orchestra seems to be on their toes much more as in the previous recordings.  Very approachable music full of gorgeous melodies and a lot of zeitgeist, which is important too. Never underestimate Viotti, in his own way he belongs in the great arena of composers who really meant anything.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Music at the time of Louis XIV. CD 8. The French Sonata. Second rerun.

The fact that I started so soon on a second rerun tells a lot of how I feel and think of this compilation of French music during the reign of Louis XIV, and about the great quality of performances and recordings. I have been utterly delighted by what Jerome Lejeune did with putting together all these fantastic recordings.
See first review: 13-10-2017. 


Composers on disc 8.

François Couperin.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Marin Mersenne.
Pierre Danican Philidor.
André  Philidor.
Marin Marais
Michel Richard Delalande.
François Duval.
Jean Fery Rebel.
Jacques Morel.
Jean Martin Hotteterre.

Performed by:

Ricercar Consort.
La Symphonie du Marais.
Les Dominos.
The Attaingnant Consort.





Music at the time of Louis XIV. CD 7. Instrumental music II. Second rerun.

Disc 7 with mostly instrumental music. Second rerun.
It gets better and better.
See first review: 13-102017.

Composers on disc 7.

François Couperin.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Nicolas Hotman.
Monsieur Dubuisson, Demachy, de Sainte-Colombe, Degrinis, Mersenne.
Collection Philidor.
Marin Mersenne.
André Danican Philidor.
Charles Mouton.
Robert de Visée.
Jean Philippe Rameau.
Marin Marais.

Performed by:
Many renown soloists.
Ensemble de Trompettes Gilles Rapin.
La Symphonie de Marais, Hugo Reyne.
Les Divertissements du Roy.
Sophie Watillon.
Philippe Pierlot.
Anthony Bailes.
Vincent Dumestre.
Céline Frisch.
Etc, etc.



Music at the time of Louis XIV. CD 6. Harpsichord/Lute/Instrumental music & Oratorio. Second rerun

Second rerun of disc 6 from this fantastic journey through the times of Louis.
See first review 12-10-2017.


Composers on disc 6.

Louis Couperin.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Eustache Du Caurroy.
Étienne Moulinié.
François Roberday.
René Mésangeau.
Ennemond Gaultier.
Denis Gaultier.
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières.
Jean Henri d'Anglebert.

Music for Harpsichord: Performers.
Philippe Grisvard,
Celine Frisch.
Gustav Leonhardt.

Music for Lute: Performers:
Anthony Bailes.

Music-Instrumental- vocal-Choir in combination with organ: 
Performers:

Mare Nostrum.
And many individual soloists.

Music licensed from: Blawète, Fnac music, Alpha, Musique en Wallonie, Harmonia Mundi, Erato Warner Classics, Ramée.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bach, J.S. The Complete Organ Works. "The Hanssler Edition". CD 1 & 2. Organ Chorales from the Neumeister collection. BWV 719-1120.

From my collection.
Bought in December 2015.
First listen: 13-1-2016.
Second listen: 24-10-2017.
Label: Hanssler.
CD 1&2 from 20.
Recording dates: May 1999.
Venue: Evangelische Stadtkirche Waltershausen, Thuringia.
Sound engineer: Wolfgang Mittermaier.
Running time: 45:26 & 41:20.


Works performed:

See heading.

Performed by:

Kay Johannsen.

Instrument used:

Heinrich Gottfried Trost, Altenburg, Germany. (1724-1730)
Restored between 1995-1998.



Kay Johannsen.

His playing has a sort of clarity and openness, that almost has me inclined to call it bare bones Bach. There is little in the way of ornamentation. Tempi are spot on, so it gives him plenty of time to develop beautiful harmonies and a careful applying of  subtle colours. It's effect is at times magical, well almost gentle in how he treats the notes. There are no stark contrasts, no extreme highs or lows. Just a continuous flow of well considered Bach. Never is there any pounding in musical arguments, but a intricate building up of the tapestry Bach so masterly construed. I rather like this relaxed approach.  But I think them not to be remarkable performances, good they are but not special in my ears by any defining individual trait.The Organ is all clarity but perhaps a little dry in this recording. Almost no reverb. About the instrument nothing but praise of course.
The first two CD'S  got off on a good start.





Sweelinck, Jan Pieterzoon. (1562-1621) De Wereldlijke Werken, CD 3. Volume I. Fourth rerun.

From my collection.
Date of purchase: December 2009.
First listen: 22-12-2009.
Second listen: 30-12-2009.
Third listen: 15-1-2010.
Fourth listen: 24-10-2010.
Label: Glossa.
CD 3 from 3.
Recording dates: December 2003 & July 2004.
Venue: Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Renswoude, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Ted Diehl, Oscar Meijer.
Total time: 70:59.

Works on CD 3.

French rimes.
Canons.
Lute music.

Performed by:

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Harry van der Kamp.

As with CD 1 & 2 from this volume absolutely sublimely executed.
See review 23-10-2017, with CD 1 & 2 .



De Leidse Koorboeken. (The Leiden Choirbooks) Volume V. Second rerun.

I am enjoying the Leiden Choirbooks more as the first time, whatever the reason behind that was. Maybe I concentrated too much on performance and less on interpretation in detail. Now I do and find so much more diversity in the compositions. What a wonderful series this has proven to be. So second rerun.
First review you may want to read is posted on 21-8-2017.

Composers on both discs: 1 & 2:

Benedictus Appenzeller.
Johannes Flamingus.
Claudius Potoletus.
Jean Lhéritier.
Jean Richafort.
Michiel Smeekers.
Jacotin.
Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
Adriaen Willaerts.
Joachimus de Monte.
Thomas Crecquillon.
Heinrich Isaac.
Nicolle des Celliers de Hesdin.

[Note: the text lines of CD 2 on the display of the CD player are not in the right order]

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterzoon. (1562-1621) De Wereldlijke Werken, CD 1 & 2. Volume I. Fourth rerun.

From my collection.
Date of purchase: December 2009.
First listen: CD 1: 15-12-2009. (twice) CD 2: 20-12-2009. (twice) 
Second listen: CD 1 & 2: 29-12-2009.
Third listen: CD 1: 12-1-2010. CD 2: 15-1-2010.
Fourth listen: CD 1 & 2: 23-10-2017.
Label: Glossa.
CD 1 & 2 from 3.
Recording dates: December 2003 & July 2004.
Venue: Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Renswoude, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Ted Diehl, Oscar Meijer.
Total time: 63:40 & 68:01.

Works on CD 1&2.

CD 1: Chansons.
CD 2: Italian Rimes, and Madrigali.

Performed by:
Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Harry van der Kamp.

I have listen many times to the first volume of this series, but I was in for a huge surprise when the first two cd's of this volume landed in my player. The quality of performance and the state of the art recording I  totally forgot. Believe me I was amazed for the whole duration of both discs, also and of course primarily for the fine expression of Sweelinck's vocal music, which is by no means easy to perform. This choir is so balanced in expression and so sensitive to minute changes in the score, that a synergy comes at the surface, that beats many other performances. This all, I forgot, until now. I bought all the numbered volumes, (Volume I being the first No. 806), meaning CD'S (3) and a well illustrated book. The last item is only of worth to people that can read Dutch, for it is the only language in this book, with a flood of info about music and composer. Everything that is worth to know is in it.
The text attached to the Chansons are about love and lust, and carry a great impact even after all those years. Do not think that Sweelinck or the writers who wrote the texts were prudes, far from it. Many a reader will get some highs reading and listening to the music. I honestly believe that better performances are not possible, better recording neither, better book, no way.
In this combination it will be a hard task to get them but they are released by Glossa without the book. Recommended. In the meantime I will explore all the other volumes. 😉




L'Orgue Classique Français 1650-1800. 150 ans de musique du Grand Siècle à la Révolution Française.CD 7.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: 2016.
First listen: 23-10-2017.
Label: Ligia.
CD 7 from 10.
Recording dates: ?
Venues: L'église Saint Maurice de Soultz,  France.
Sound engineer: Eric Baratin.
Remastering: Eric Baratin. (2015)
Total time: 79:17.

Composers & Works on this CD:
Jean François Dandrieu.
Offertoire/Gravement/Marqué/Gravement-1739.

Michel Corrette.
Nouveau Livre de Nöels avec un Carillon pour le Clavecin ou Orgue-1741.
Suites I-IV
Carillon in F major.

Instruments:
Jean André Silbermann-1750.

Performed by:
Olivier Vernet.

An absolute smashing disc. I was always a great admirer of Michel Corrette, plus the fact that Vernet makes it into a feast, and so it beats almost all I heard performed by this composer. A fantastic organ and recording makes this disc into a firm recommendation as part of this box.
The intro on this disc came from Dandrieu, a fine work of great power and expression. Everything and more this set delivered in terms of musicality, performance and recording. I am quite happy with it.


Music at the time of Louis XIV. CD 5. Organ/Harpsichord. Second rerun.

CD 5 of this set in the second rerun.
See first review: 12-10-2017.

Composers on disc 5.

Johan Titelouze.
Louis Couperin.
Guillaume Gabriel Nivers.
Nicolas Lebègue.
François Couperin.
Louis Marchand.
Nicolas de Grigny.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Henry du Mont.

Music for organs: Performers:

Bernard Foccroulle, Liège, Eglise Saint Jacques after André Séverin 1602.
Jan Willem Jansen, Abbaye de Saint Michel en Thièrache. 
Frédéric Desenclos, Versailles, Chapelle Royale, Clicquot et Tribuot, 1710.
François Espinasse, Idem.
Michel Bouvard, Idem.
Frédéric Desenclos, Prytanée militaire de La Flèche.
Freddy Eichelberger.

Music-Instrumental- vocal-Choir in combination with organ: Performers:

La Fenice.
Les Agrémens & Les Dominos.
Musica Favola.
Les Arts Florissants.
And many individual soloists.


Really a beautiful disc, such a treat to get back at it.


The Leiden Choirbooks. ( The Leiden Koorboeken) Volume IV. CD 1&2.

Second rerun of this complete set. Volume IV. CD 1&2.
See first review: 15-8-2017.

Composers on both discs:
Thomas Crecquillon.
Johannes Lupi.
Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
Johannes Richafort.
Philippe Verdelot.
Goessen Jonckers.*
Nicolas Payen.*
Ciprianus de Rore.
Johannes Flamingus.*
Estacius Barbion.*
Franciscus Ijsenbaert.*

I enjoyed them twice as much as the first time. The booklets are also a very good read.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel. (1839-1901) Complete Piano works, CD 3. Second rerun.

Second rerun of this fabulous set, much praised by me and many others.
An indispensable set. See first review: 21-10-2016.

Bought in May 2016.
First listen: 21-10-2016.
Second listen: 22-10-2017.
Label: Carus.
CD 3 from 10.
Recording dates: April, June, March 2000.
Recording venues: Pianohaus Probst Chur, Peter Kaiser-Saal Eschen. Vaduz. 
Recording engineer: Prezioso Adamek, Töntrager-verlag.
Running time: 78:27.

Works performed:
Jagd-Szene WoO 1.
Vier Klavierstücke opus 1.
Waldmärchen, opus 8, (Fassung 1866)
Waldmärchen, opus 8. (Fassung 1897)
Humoresken, opus 28.
Toccata in e minor, opus 104.
Zwei klaviervorträge, opus 53.


Performed by:
Jürg Hanselmann.

Instruments used:
Steinway Konzertflügel D 530-303. Tracks 1-11.
Bösendorfer Flügel, Modell 225. Tracks 12-16.
Rheinberger Flügel Blüthner, Modell 190, 1898, owned by Barbara Rheinberger. Track 17.

The music speaks volumes!



Cabezon, Antonio de. (1510-1566) (Obras de música CD 6) Compiled and intabulated by Hernando de Cabezón. (Madrid 1578)

From my collection.
Purchase date: October 2012.
First listen: 7-11-2012.
Second listen: 29-1-2013
Third listen: 22-10-2017.
Label: Brilliant.
Licensed from: Stradivarius.
CD 6 from 7.
Recording dates: 2001 & 2010.
Venues:  Museo del convento di S. Giuseppe da Copertino ad Osimo, Ancona, ( Regal) Chiesa Evangelica di Bolzano, (Violas)  Chiesa S. Barbara, Mantova, Organ & Harpsichord.
Sound engineer: Michael Seberich.
Total time: 70:46.

Works on this disc:

Tientos.
Comiençan las canciones glosadas a quatro.
Comienças los versos de Magnificat sobre todos los ocho tonos I.
Comienças las obras de a quatro.

Performed by:

Quartetto Italiano di Viole da Gamba.
Claudio Astronio, Organ, Harpsichord and regal.

Instruments used:
Organ: 1565 Graziadio Antegnati, restored in 2005.
Harpsichord: Tony Chinney, Vicchio after Grimaldi.
Regal: Anonymous late 16th century.

A marvelous CD as all of them are. Experiencing for the third time how exceptional well all is performed. It's simply an immense pleasure to walk through times of the past, and hearing all these old instruments creating sounds that are marvelous to behold. That makes classical music in all it's aspects so interesting, to be able to hear music from the very beginning well into the 21th century. A must have box, for there is no disappointment. The sound is marvelous plus I love the Antegnati organ, a late 16th century instrument.


Ordered today from JPC de....the following releases





Music at the Time of Louis XIV. Sacred Music I & II. CD 3 and 4.

Second rerun of Disc 3 & 4. See review 10-10-2017.
Total time: 77:16 & 76:48.

Composers on disc 3 and 4:

Nicolas Formé.
Guillaume Bouzignac.
Henry de Mont.
Jean Baptiste Lully.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Jean Gilles.
Francois Couperin.
Gregorian.

Performed by:

Les Pages & Les Chantres du centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Olivier Schneebeli.
Chœur de Chambre de Namur-Les Solistes.
Ricercar Consort.
Les Arts Florissants.
Le Poème Harmonique, Capella Cracoviensis, Vincent Dumestre.
Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frédéric Desenclos.
Les Agreméns. 
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet.
Chœur et Orchestre de La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe.
Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès.
And many soloists.

Labels from which the recordings were licensed:
Alpha, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos.

Series compiled by Jérôme Lejeune.

It even gets better after the first time. I have more boxes from Jerome Lejeune on my list, which will soon be ordered.




Locatelli, Pietro Antonio. (1695-1764) Violin sonatas I. CD 3, opus 6, 1-4. The Complete edition.

A second rerun of this box.
CD 3.
See review November 2, 2016.




Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pejačević, Dora.(1885-1923) The Complete Piano Works. CD 2. First listen.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 19-10-2017.
Second listen: 10-11-2017.
Label: CPO
CD 2 of 2.
Recording dates: June/July 2014.
Venue: SWR Stuttgart Kammermusikstudio, Germany.
Sound engineer: Burkhard Pfitzner-Landeck.
Total time CD 1: 78:22.

Works on this CD:

9 Walzer-Capricen opus 28.
Sonate opus 36 in B minor.
Berceuse opus 20 and opus 2.
Capriccio opus 47.
Zwei Klavierskizzen opus 44.
Zwei intermezzi opus 38.
Gondellied opus 4.
Chanson sans paroles opus 5& 10.
Menuett opus 7.
Impromptu opus 9a.
Trauermarsch opus 14.
Humoreske opus 54a.
Caprice opus 54b.

Performed by:
Nataša Veljković, piano.

As to performance and interpretation you may read the review of disc 1 on 17-10-2017, in which I am clear about the excellence of this set.
The producers opted for recording the latest works first and so progress towards the earlier compositions and that works rather well. After being flabbergasted by the beauty of Blumenleben opus 19 on disc one, into to the heart rendering Trauermarsch opus 14 on disc 2 is quite a big step. The works on CD 2 are substantial if it comes to the content, but rather short in time which is a pity. For there is not a single composition that bears not the exclusive stamp of this remarkable female composer. It does not matter where you start, be it the opus 44 or the opus 38, or the excellent sonate in B minor, it will most certainly dazzle you into admiration. What a pity that her life was cut short because of kidney failure during childbirth when she was 38. What marvels would have come from this beautiful intelligent woman! These piano works are showing her versatility on this instrument, and she certainly scored her successes through all these miniatures. Not salon music mind, but fully developed masterworks in their own right.  She needs to be remembered. The sound and performance of both discs is excellent.
Note: The timings on CD 2 are most of the time wrong, pieces are longer as stated, which is good news.


L'Orgue Classique Français 1650-1800. 150 ans de musique du Grand Siècle à la Révolution Française.CD 6.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: 2016.
First listen: 20-10-2017.
Label: Ligia.
CD 6 from 10.
Recording dates: ?
Venues: L'église Saint Maurice de Soultz, l'abbatiale-Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux, l'Église Notre Dame des Vertus d'Aubervilliers, France.
Sound engineer: Eric Baratin.
Remastering: Eric Baratin. (2015)
Total time: 75:02.

 Composers & Works on this CD:

Michel Corrette.
Pièces de mon Livre de Clavecin qui se peuvent toucher sur l'Orgue-1734.
Premier Livre de l'Orgue-1737. Magnificat in the 1e 2e 3e 4e 8e ton

Jean Philippe Rameau.
Chaconne (à 4 mains avec Cédric Meckler-1735.
(Les Indes Galantes d'Après la version pour 2 clavecins de l'auteur)
1e et 2e Menuets, Modéré ( à 4 mains avec Cédric Meckler-1735)

Jean Féry Rebel.
Loure: La Terre et l'Eau-Chaconne: Le Feu-1737. (Les Élémens, extraits transcrits)

Instruments:
Jean André Silbermann-1750.
Dom Bedos de Celles-1744/1750.
Le Pescheur ou Valéran de Héman-1635.

Performed by:
Olivier Vernet.

This CD is filled with a lot of goodies. The works of Michel Corrette are remarkable in expression and the many colours Vernet gets out of this music. I am a great admirer of Corrette's music and am served copiously. The Magnificats are simply marvelous. No less are the works of Rameau and Rebel. Powerful works beautifully expressed on the organs above mentioned. In this Vernet 
never disappoints. And neither is the sound of the instruments. This box turns out to be an immense success to me. Until now not one disc really made me look away. A treasure trove of music gorgeously performed and recorded.





Locatelli, Pietro Antonio. (1695-1764) Complete Edition. CD 2. Trio Sonatas. Second rerun.

New acquisition.
Bought in October 2016.
First listen: 25-10-2016.
Second listen: 21-10-2017
Label: Brilliant.
CD 2 from, 21.
Recording dates: November 2011 & January 2012.
Venue: Westvestkerk, Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Peter Arts.
Total time: 45:39.

Works performed:
Trio sonata opus 8, No. 7-10.

7-9 for two violins and BC.
10 for Violin, cello and BC.

Performed by:
Ensemble Violini Capricciosi.

The second CD from this box, and my admiration for this ensemble grows considerably. Again this amazing BC, so present and a constant drive for the music. Infectious playing, and musically as satisfying as a wee dram of single malt. There is so much to discover of which I was oblivious. I have plenty of Locatelli in my collection every bit as good, but this ensemble adds something new. As if unearthing compositions never heard before. The technical standard is impeccable, and the unison amongst the musicians is near perfect. And what fun the opus 8 are!
The recording fits around it all, with a warm and detailed ambiance. I start to be very content with this box.


Friday, October 20, 2017

The Leiden Choirbooks Volume III. (De Leidse Koorboeken) Second rerun.

A second rerun of Volume III. The Leiden Choirbooks. Disc 1 & 2.
As lovely as with the first hearing. You might read the first review I wrote on 11-8-2017.

Composers on both discs:
Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
Pierre Moulu.
Johannes Lupi.
Jheronimus Vinders.
Cornelis Canis.
Josquin des Prez.
Anonymous.


Röntgen, Julius. (1855-1932) Works for Violin & Piano. Volume I.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 19-10-2017.
Second listen: 31-10-2017.
Third listen: 10-11-2017.
Label: CPO.
Recording dates: March 2011.
Venue: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Germany.
Sound engineer: Christoph Rieseberg.
Total time: 74:24.

Works on this disc:
Sonata opus 40 in E major.
Phantasy opus 24.
Sonata Trologica. (1915)
Seven Concert Pieces opus 89-Suite.

Performed by:
Christoph Schickedanz, Violin.
Ernst Breidenbach, Piano.

This CD reminds me again what a fine composer Röntgen was. We tend to ignore him in the Netherlands, as we do with all other composers born or working in the past. We do not have pride in them, apart from a very small group of music lovers. Why this is I have no idea.
Anyways, I am a huge fan of Röntgen's art, and try to get as much of his music as I can. The works for Violin and piano is a first volume, but it is hard to believe they will follow that up, since the recording is from 2011, although it was released in 2015. And that would be a pity, for most of his work was never published let alone recorded. He is almost treated in a casual way, as if he was never friends with Brahms, Grieg, to name a few, both of them admiring his music. O, well, I guess we must be glad that CPO already recorded a lot of his works. Judging the quality of the Chamber music I would love them to pursue that course too, for the music is amazingly creative and satisfying to the ear.
Every single work on this disc is surprisingly and wonderfully shaped into music of rare beauty. There is a seriousness in expression, and fluidity in rendering strings of emotions that gets to your heart quick and effectively.  But there is also a leaner and lighter aspect in this music, and it's also worth pointing out the many influences of folk music, that makes the opus 89 so effective.
It has also something of an elegant evening drawing room intellectualism, which is hugely appealing, especially in the opus 40, and opus 24. Röntgen brings up a fountain of fresh insights to the Sonata Trilogica, and it seems as it will never run dry! It is exuberant and shows a great sense  of fantasy. And I cannot fault the skill on display in performing this music, lovingly oiled artistic synergy is what you get. Needless to say I am very happy with this music and performance. It's time for Volume II.
A fine recording.



Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750) The Complete Works for Organ. The Isoir Edition. CD 15.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: January 2016.
First listen: 19-10-2017.
Label: La Dolce Volta.
CD 15 from 15.
Recording year:  1988-1990.
Venue: Fère en Tardenois, France, & Weingarten, Germany.
Sound engineers: André Isoir and Georges Kisselhof.
Total time: 75:18.

Works on this disc:
The Leipzig Chorales (part II) arranged in the order of the Liturgical year.
Choralbearbeitungen, BWV 651/652/655/667/662-664/654/657/665/666/658/668.
Ricercare a 6 from The Musical offering.

Performed by:
André Isoir.

Instruments:

Georg Westenfelder, 1990.
Joseph Gabler 1750.

The last disc is well recorded and the performances are perfect again. CD 14 did not give me much hope in expecting better sonics and performance, but I am happy to say it's all good. Somehow Isoir delivered as usual, and disc 14 is simply the odd one out. But all in all I have enjoyed the ride, and discovered many things in Bach's music which were new to me. Another interpretation gives a fresh start in reevaluating the music as such, and in this Isoir gave me insightful suggestions in terms of dynamics, speed and colour. Also his easy communicative manner, and his direct approach opened up possibilities in Bach's organ music unheard by me. And that's the greatest compliment I can give to this master on the instrument. A wise acquisition.
Sound is really good.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

De Leidse Koorboeken. (The Leiden Choirbooks) Volume II. CD 1 & 2. Second rerun.

For the second time in quite a short period I will play the six volumes again. Since I got used to the voices of this choir, my impression deepens, and appreciation of this project more on the foreground. The second volume is in all respect a more perfected choir culture, in which I detect more coherence in all voices and as an ensemble.
My previous reviews you can read if so inclined. CD 1 was reviewed on 11-5-2017, CD 2 on 16-5-2017.


Pejačević, Dora.(1885-1923) The Complete Piano Works. CD 1. First listen.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 17-10-2017.
Second listen: 10-11-2017.
Label: CPO
CD 1 of two.
Recording dates: June/July 2014.
Venue: SWR Stuttgart Kammermusikstudio, Germany.
Sound engineer: Burkhard Pfitzner-Landeck.
Total time CD 1: 79:06.

Works on this CD:
Blumenleben, opus 19.
Sonate opus 57.
Sechs fantasiestücke opus 17.
Blütenwirbel opus 45.
Zwei Nocturnes opus 50.
Vier Klavierstücke opus 32a. (Only three of them survived)
Impromptu opus 32b.
Valse de concert opus 21.
Erinnerung opus 24.

Performed by:
Nataša Veljković, piano.

This female composer is on top of my list. I have a great admiration for her music and as a person. Intelligent, well read, with a sharp mind, and as she said herself in a letter to a friend, "a little devil inside of me". All what is recorded of her on CPO I bought, and yes even the vocal pieces, which is something never done before in my collection, certainly not from this time. But her compositions are so unique, and appealing to the heart as well as to the mind, that it is quite impossible to ignore her uniqueness in all she does. That Nataša Veljković is able to bring this all out  is remarkable and tells me something of her deep involvement into the phenomenon Dora Pejačević was. The magic of the music and performance works on me, thus I am totally bowled over by the beauty of the music and it's intrinsic message. The impression of this interpretation is not one of hurry but neither of dragging along, rather a well paced and emotional and passionate account of the feelings felt by the composer. The pictorial nicknames are very telling in this respect. There are no insurmountable technical challenges, but the music is hugely appealing to all senses. It is an impression that keeps a hold on you when listening. You tumble quite quickly into the emotional world of Dora Pejačević, and it does not let you go. Even long after listening to this music it will linger in your mind for a long time. Nataša Veljković draws out all melodies to good effect with some richly coloured and quiet playing, and thus every note has a filigree that is clearly audible. She lets the music breathe with a compelling effect. Superb articulation too!  There is an inner power in this interpretation and an impressive clarity. What a treat and honour to be able to listen to this music.
I am trying to find the book that Dr Koraljka Kos wrote about Dora, "Das Leben und Werk" Zagreb 1986, but until now that was unsuccessful.  Maybe one of my readers might help out?
Anyway this is music to have and to hold. Recording is superb.



Hoffmeister, Franz Anton. (1754-1812. Symphonies.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 17-10-2017.
Second listen: 29-1-2018.
Label: CPO.
Recording dates: August 2012.
Venue: Auditorio RSI, Lugano, Switzerland.
Sound engineer: Wolfgang Müller.
Total time: 53:58.

Works on this disc:

Overture from the opera, "Der Königssohn aus Ithaka".
Symphony in C major & D major.

Performed by:
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Griffiths.

Not to long ago I bought a disc with 2 viola concertos and 12 pieces for solo viola by the same composer. I was quite impressed by the music, so on the basis of that CD I bought the present one, and I was not disappointed. We get a well drilled orchestra led by Howard Griffiths, a very versatile conductor, who makes of almost every recording a success. I would be hard pressed to find one that does not fulfill these words I am sure. Griffiths navigates through the symphonies with care and patience, achieving a real sense of focus. You do not often find this supernal transparency in music offered by this orchestra. The expressive charge is invigorating, and the profundity of Hoffmeister's creativity does not know an end either. Highly original in the shaping of his melodies, bubbling along nicely, with speedy finales. He is a child of his times and fits in quality and quantity. Great orchestral detail too, especially in the communicative overture, inspirational and invigorating, judiciously prepared it seems. Combustible spontaneity!
Great sound.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750) The Complete Works for Organ. The Isoir Edition. CD 14.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: January 2016.
First listen: 17-10-2017.
Label: La Dolce Volta.
CD 14 from 15.
Recording year: 1990.
Venue: Fère en Tardenois, France, & Weingarten, Germany.
Sound engineers: André Isoir and Georges Kisselhof.
Total time: 66:17.

Works on this disc:
Third part of the Clavier Übung, Choralbearbeitungen, BWV 687-689.
Duet No. 1-4. BWV 802-805.
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 769, Canonic variations.
Fugue St Anne in E flat major, BWV 552b.
The Leipzig Chorales (part I) arranged in the order of the Liturgical year.
(BWV 659-661, 653a, 656.

Performed by:
André Isoir.

Instruments:

Georg Westenfelder, 1990.
Joseph Gabler 1750.

Coming near the end of this 15 CD box with Bach's organ works, I get a pretty clear idea of what I really want if it comes to performing style and the use of instruments. Isoir did almost all good, but he can lapse into sloppy playing, too much drive, and downright uninterested interpretations. Almost all recordings are very good, but some of them are not, and when sound and performance is combined in less than 70 minutes of laboured work then something is amiss. CD 14 is an good example when things go wrong with Isoir. Now the Westenfelder organs are not on my lists of favourite instruments, but when the recorded sound is fuzzy and unfocused, and the interpretation is giving a very unsatisfying result, my reaction was on the brink of stopping the CD altogether. As to the excessive drive just sample the Duet No. 4 in A minor, almost maniacal. Plus the bombast of this organ, and the aggressive approach of Isoir, enough to give it a cold shoulder. Things get better in the Leipzig Chorales, sound and performance wise, but I was not happy with the result overall, and perceive this CD to be not for repeated listening. Lets see what the last CD brings, alas with both the Gabler and Westenfelder instruments I have no high hopes. 


Locatelli, Pietro Antonio. (1695-1764) The Complete Edition, CD 1. Trio Sonatas opus 5. No.1-6. (Violin version)

Started a rerun of this box, a daunting 21 CD monster.
CD 1 starting with the Violin version of opus 5.
Beautiful.
See review written on 10-10-2016.

Trio Sonatas, opus 5. No. 1-6.
Sonatas No. 1/2/3/4, for 2 Violins, and BC.
No. 5 for Violin, Cello and BC.
No. 6 for 2 Violins & double BC.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

De Leidse Koorboeken, ( The Leiden Choirbooks) Volume I, CD 1 & 2. Second rerun.

Starting with the Leidse Choirbooks again.
You can read the reviews from CD 1 on 10-4-2017, and CD 2 on 18-4-2017.
I still find the interpretations highly satisfying, even though the voices can be quite penetrating at times, especially with the high pitched sopranos.  But the cultural worth is of prime importance.
Furtheron in the set things get so much better. The first track on CD I composed by Thomas Crecquillon, "Memento salutis auctor-Maria mater" has a beauty almost beyond this world, as track 3 from the same composer, "Recordare Domine-Propterea maestum". Soul enriching music.
Om the second CD is recorded a magnificent anonymous "Missa sancta Maria" that made a huge impression on me. it is really a sublime work composed on a high level, sung to perfection by this ensemble., only for male voices.






Monday, October 16, 2017

Viotti, Giovanni Battista (1755-1824) Complete Violin Concertos. CD 5.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: September 2017.
First listen: 16-10-2017.
Label: Dynamic.
CD 5 from 10.
Recording dates: May 1998.
Venue: Sala S. Antonio, Perugia. Italy.
Sound engineer: Pietro Mosetti Casaretto.
Total time: 64:22.

Works on this CD:
Violin concertos:
No. 20 in D major.
No. 27 in C major.
No. 4 in D major.

Performed by: 

Franco Mezzena, Violin & Conductor.
Symphonia Perusina.


Beautiful music and well performed. Viotti was a brilliant writer for the violin, and in this there are not many surpassing him. In this lies the real value of his music, the violin. Orchestration is not always that adventurous, and the orchestra is not the best around, but France Mezzena is an excellent violinist, and that is the main factor. Recording is a bit restricted as to the acoustics, but the violin sounds fantastic.


Locatelli, Pietro Antonio. (1695-1764) Trio Sonatas Opus 5, 1-6. CD21. The Complete edition.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: October 2016.
First listen: 16-10-2017.
Label: Brilliant.
CD 21 of 21.
Recording dates: 1995.
Venue: Maria Minor & Waalse kerk,  Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Sound engineer: Jorn Mineur.
Total time: 62:48

Works on this CD:
Trio Sonatas
Opus 5. 1-6.
No 1 & 4 for Flauto Traverso violin & BC.
No 2,3 & 5 for Flauti traversi & BC.
No 6 for Flauto traverso, Violin & double BC.

Performed by:
Jed Wentz, traverso & Leader.
Musica ad Rhenum.

Absolute fabulous close of this set. Not one of the 21 CD'S disappointed me. All is performed and recorded to a very high standard. For me it is and stays a reference set. I am particularly happy about the caprices inserted in the concertos, long as they may be, they are superb crafted and performed.  And this last CD with Jed Wentz on the Flauto traverso, and Musica ad Rhenum as the BC, well the playing is beyond reproach.
Recommended!


Cabezon, Antonio de. (1510-1566) (Obras de música para tecla arpa y Vihuela) CD 5. Compiled and intabulated by Hernando de Cabezón. (Madrid 1578)

From my collection.
Purchase date: October 2012.
First listen: 5-11-2012.
Second listen: 9-1-2013
Third listen: 16-10-2017.
Label: Brilliant.
Licensed from: Stradivarius.
CD 5 from 7.
Recording dates: 1997.
Venues: Chiesa del borgo di Presule, 05/1997; Convento di S. Magno ad Amelia, 08/1997; Museo del convento di S. Giuseppe da Copertino ad Osimo, 08/1997; Chiesa Evangelica di Bolzano 09/1997.
Sound engineer: Michael Seberich.
Total time: 63:39.

Works on this disc:

Tientos.
Motets a cinco.
Canciones a cinco.

Performed by:


Harmonices Mundi
Alessandro Ciccolini (violin), Patrizio Focardi (violin), Vania Pedronetto (viola alto), Rosario Di Meglio (viola tenore), Wally Pituello (cello), Claudio Astronio (organ, harpsichord, regal)

La Moranda
Marie Garnier (cornet), Paco Rubio (cornet), Stefan Legèe (alto sackbut), Jena-Marie Bonche (alto sackbut), Pascal Gonzalez (bass sackbut)
Claudio Astronio, Conductor.


This disc is a winner as all the other discs in this box. I heaped tons of praise already on the first four CD'S, and this one is no exception to that rule. Absolute bliss in terms of performance, instruments and recordings.


Music at the time of Louis XIV. CD 2. Comédies-Ballets, Tragédies en musique & Cantatas.

New acquisition.
Bought in September 2016.
First listen: 16-9-2016.
Second listen: 16-10-2017.
Label: Ricercar.
Music licensed from: Erato-Harmonia Mundi-Alpha.
Further technical info: Not mentioned.
Running time CD 2: 79:02

Composers on Disc 2:

Jean Baptiste Lully.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Excerpt from:
Les Plaisirs de l'île Enchanté.
Le Malade Imaginaire.
Cadmus et Hermione.
Armide.
Atys.
Actéon.
Médée.
Le Sommeil d'Ulisse.

Performed by:
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie.
Cafe Zimmermann, Pablo Valetti.
La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe.
Ricercar Consort.
Henri Ledroit.
Les Voix Humaines.
Isabelle Desrochers.

Well this CD is exactly the reason why I keep to excerpts instead of the complete operas. Some excerpts I stopped listening to, for the declamatory style and the so called funny dialogue did not do one bit for me. Guillemette Laurens never was or will be a artist that I ever want to listen to again. 50 % of this disc I liked but that's about it. Not my genre! 


Music at the time of Louis XIV. Airs de cour & Ballets de cour. CD 1.

New acquisition.
Bought in September 2016.
First listen: 16-9-2016.
Second listen: 18-10-2017.
Label: Ricercar.  
Licensed from: Alpha-Warner-Zig-Zag Territories-Harmonia Mundi-Naxos.
CD 1 from 8.
Recording dates: Not mentioned.
Recording venues: Not mentioned.
Recording engineers: Not mentioned.
Running time CD 1: 79:11.

Composers on disc 1.
Louis XIV.
Gabriel Bataille.
Jean Boyer.
Étienne Mouliné.
Pierre Guédron.
Anthoine Boesset.
Michel Lambert.
Joseph Chambanceau.
Marc Antoine Charpentier.
Michaël Praetorius.
Jeen de Cambrefort.
Jean Baptiste Lully.
Anonymous

Performed by:  
Les Symphonistes.
Nigel Rogers, Anthony Bailes.
Olga Pirarch, Marc Mauillon.
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre.
Claire Lefilliâtre.
Lýriade.
Stephan Van Dyck, Stephen Stubbs.
Henry Ledroit.
La Bande des Violins du Ricercar Consort.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie.
Ensembles Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé.
Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Kevin Mallon.


I bought this set because of the fact that it is a fine cross section of music of which I would not buy a complete recording, and if you are also inclined this way, you could do no better as to buy this box, for Jerome Lejeune put together really the best in the genre, and only with renowned ensembles or soloists, represented in brilliant recordings. Also with this box comes a well illustrated book, in English and French, that explains the era of Louis. It is well written and understandable to all. The whole package of this set is worthy of high praise, it's a joy for your eyes as the music is to your ears. Are there negative points, of course there are, not serious things but still, things like wacky wobbly counter tenors, high pitched sopranos, etc, but not really serious shortcomings. It's most likely that I am the only one who hears it.
There is no mention of recording venues, recording dates and recording engineers. No total timings of the CD'S,  and more importantly, no texts to the vocal works.
Is it worth the marginal investment, yes emphatically so.  You cannot go wrong with it.
Sound in general is very good. 


On my listening menu today (24-4-2018)

J.S. Bach. Complete organ works Olivier Vernet. CD 6. Erkki Melartin. Orchestral Works. Peteris Vasks Orchestral Works ...