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Stylus Phantasticus
audite 20.012|Apr. 2011
EUR 14.99 CD
 

Stylus Phantasticus

This re-release presents toccatas written in the “stylus phantasticus” alongside variations on songs. These works by Bruhns, Buxtehude, Bach, Böhm and Sweelinck, covering one and a half centuries, offer a fascinating insight into the North German baroque organ tradition. The carefully... more...

Gerhard Gnann

Nicolaus Bruhns

“Gerhard Gnann’s playing is characterised by sensitivity towards the world of Low German baroque organ music: transparent, with clear musical gestures even within the free “stylus phantasticus” passages, and never slipping into any exaggerated mannerisms.” (Musica sacra) more...

 

This re-release presents toccatas written in the “stylus phantasticus” alongside variations on songs. These works by Bruhns, Buxtehude, Bach, Böhm and Sweelinck, covering one and a half centuries, offer a fascinating insight into the North German baroque organ tradition.

The carefully chosen instrument (built in 1991 by Riegner & Friedrich in Riegel/Kaiserstuhl), though not a copy, is modelled on historic North German organs. High-quality workmanship as well as the artistic talent of the voicer makes for an instrument whose fresh and always transparent sound is immediately appealing: “The full organ sound is bright and balanced, and the basic stops possess a vocal quality characterised by that gentle energy which is indispensable for an organ epitomising a musical instrument in the true sense of the word.” (Musica sacra)

Gerhard Gnann was awarded many prizes at international competitions, including the Bach Competition Brügge (Bruges), the Swiss Organ competition and the Grand Prix “Dom zu Speyer” (“Speyer Cathedral”). In 1997 Gerhard Gnann was appointed professor for artistic organ playing at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. As an artist and teacher Gerhard Gnann is in high demand nationally and internationally, giving concerts and master classes e.g. in Italy, Poland, Norway, Denmark, France and Austria.

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    Organists\' Review | August 2011 | Francis O'Gorman | January 8, 2011

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    This is a lovely recording (made in 1993), played with delicacy and rigour. The three-manual instrument at St Martin's Riegel, tuned to Werckmeister…

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    Musica Sacra | Jan/Feb 1996 | KFW | January 1, 1996

    Gleich vorweg: Dies ist eine rundherum schöne CD. Die Riegner &…

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Stylus Phantasticus (audite 20.012)

article number: 20.012
EAN barcode: 4022143200129
price group: BCB
release date: 22. April 2011
total time: 90 min.

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