ARNO LANDMANN (1887-1966): Variations on a Theme of Handel, Op. 29, BEDRICH WIEDERMANN (1883-1951): Impetuoso, ZSOLT GÁRDONYI (b.1946): Grand Chœur, PIERRE COCHEREAU (1924-1984): Scherzo symphonique (transcr. Jeremy Filsell [b.1964]), EDWARD BAIRSTOW (1874-1946): Evening Song, HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918): Fantasia and Fugue in G, Op. 188, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Fantaisie No. 2, Op. 101, FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Orpheus (transcr. Jean Guillou [b.1930]).
Catalogue Number: 07L074
Description: Another Parker-Smith compendium to rattle your windows and disturb the neighbors with the least-known pieces being the 15-minute Handel variations from Landmann - a student and friend of Reger and organist at the Christ Church in Mannheim from 1911-42 (i.e. in the finest Germanic tradition of such compositions) and Wiedermann's kinetic, six-minute joy-ride with Janacekian asperities surrounding a more peaceful center which uses flute stops. Jane Parker-Smith (organ of St. Gudula, Rhede).