Claviorganum in Performance

JOSEPH PREINDL (1756-1823): Fantasie sur quelques pièces des quatre saisons, Op. 20, FERDINAND KAUER (1751-1831): Sonata militaire, JOHANN GEORG ALBRECHTSBERGER (1736-1809): from 12 neuen leichted Praeludien: Nos. 1, 4 & 6, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Fantasie in D Minor, K. 397 (385g), Adagio in C for Glass Harmonica, K. 356 (617a), LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Preludes in F Minor, WoO 55 and Op. 39, Nos. 1 & 2, CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788): Fantasie in C Minor, Wq 63/6.

Catalogue Number: 03Q035

Label: Paladino Music

Reference: pmr 0033

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: It's a fortepiano; no, it's an organ; wait, it's both and it can duet with itself! It's the claviorganum and, here, not a copy but a restored original instrument in the Vienna Museum of Historic Art. This program, thoughtfully including Records International-worth obscurities as well as Mozart and Beethoven (not that the Beethoven is very well-known), is chosen to show the wide tonal varieties and shading this beautiful instrument can produce. It can even sound almost like a glass harmonica! Thomas Schmögner (c.1785 Franz Xaver Christoph claviorganum).


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