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Mendelssohn and the Organ Sonata
Felix Mendelssohn

Anders Eidsten Dahl

Mendelssohn and the Organ Sonata

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Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020181202
Catnr: LWC 1108
Release date: 21 October 2016
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020181202
Catalogue number
LWC 1108
Release date
21 October 2016

"The performances themselves are very fine, aptly capturing the composer’s spirit, and well recorded."

Fanfare, 22-6-2017
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It cannot be said that Mendelssohn was the most innovative composer of his time. His style is 'pure' and anchored in the classical tradition. Nonetheless, he became an important organ composer. Following the publication of Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas, Op. 65 in 1845 and up to Max Reger's Sonata No. 1 for organ of 1900, more than 260 sonatas were composed for the isntrument in Germany alone. The six organ sonatas of Mendelssohn were published concurrently in England, Germany, France and Italy, underscoring the high regard in which the sonatas were held at the time. This album, which contains the six Organ Sonatas, Op. 65, as well as nine pieces without opus numbers, were recorded on the new Eule Organ in Sofienberg Church, Oslo, Norway.
Diese Aufnahme enthält die sechs Orgelsonaten op. 65, sowie neun Stücke ohne Opuszahlen, die auf der neuen Eule-Orgel in der Kirche Sofienberg, Oslo, Norwegen, aufgenommen wurden.

Artist(s)

Anders Eidsten Dahl

Anders Eidsten Dahl (b. 1976 in Drammen) graduated with a degree in church music from the Norwegian Academy of Music and later completed a Master’s degree in solo organ performance at the same institution. Following two years of solo performance study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, he gave debut concerts in Copenhagen and Oslo in 2003. He has studied organ with Professor Terje Winge, cathedral organist Kåre Nordstoga and Professor Hans Fagius.   Eidsten Dahl is much in demand as organ soloist, chamber musician and harpsichordist, and he has given organ concerts at festivals in a number of European countries. His repertoire spans from the Baroque to the music of today, with emphasis on J. S. Bach and...
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Anders Eidsten Dahl (b. 1976 in Drammen) graduated with a degree in church music from the Norwegian Academy of Music and later completed a Master’s degree in solo organ performance at the same institution. Following two years of solo performance study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, he gave debut concerts in Copenhagen and Oslo in 2003. He has studied organ with Professor Terje Winge, cathedral organist Kåre Nordstoga and Professor Hans Fagius.
Eidsten Dahl is much in demand as organ soloist, chamber musician and harpsichordist, and he has given organ concerts at festivals in a number of European countries. His repertoire spans from the Baroque to the music of today, with emphasis on J. S. Bach and organ music from the Romantic period. Since 2001 he has served as organist and director of music at Bragernes Church in Drammen, where he is artistic and administrative director of the church’s organ concert series.
A recipient of the Government Work Scholarship for Younger and Newly Established Artists, Eidsten Dahl has released a number of critically acclaimed albums on the LAWO Classics label. He is also Associate Professor of organ at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second...
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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second time ever, in 1829.

Three years, earlier, on his 17th, he had already composed his masterfully overture A midsummer night's dream op. 21, based on Shakespeare's play. Today, it is still considered as one of the absolute masterpieces in all of the orchestra reperoire. His Violin Concerto op. 64 belongs to the most beautiful works of the 19th century as well. During his travels through Europe, he wrote his brilliant Italian Symphony, Scottish Symphony and the overture The Hebrides.

Although Mendelssohn had a prosperous career, his weak physique made him emotionally vulnerable. The death of his favourite sister Fanny became fatal: Mendelssohn died in the same year, at the age of 38.


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The performances themselves are very fine, aptly capturing the composer’s spirit, and well recorded.
Fanfare, 22-6-2017

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Disc #1
01.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 1: I. Allegro moderato e serioso
05:55
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
02.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 1: II. Adagio
02:48
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
03.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 1: III. Andante recitativo
02:38
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
04.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 1: IV. Allegro assai
03:12
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
05.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 2: I. Grave
01:28
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
06.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 2: I. Adagio
02:44
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
07.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 2: II. Allegro maestoso e vivace
02:13
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
08.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 2: III. Fuga Allegro moderato
03:48
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
09.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 3: I. Con moto maestoso
07:32
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
10.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 3: II. Andante tranquillo
02:11
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
11.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 4: I. Allegro con brio
03:38
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
12.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 4: II. Andante religioso
02:05
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
13.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 4: III. Allegretto
03:48
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
14.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 4: IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace
03:53
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
15.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 5: I. Andante
01:18
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
16.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 5: II. Andante con moto
02:34
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
17.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 5: III. Allegro maestoso
04:21
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
18.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 6: I. Choral - Andante sostenuto - Allegro Molto
08:35
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
19.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 6: II. Fuga
02:29
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
20.
Six Organ Sonatas Op. 65: Sonata 6: III. Finale - Andante
02:27
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl

Disc #2
01.
Nine pieces without opus numbers Allegro in B-flat major: Allegro in B-flat major
02:54
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
02.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Allegretto in D minor
02:16
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
03.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Allegro moderato maestoso in C major
02:16
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
04.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Fugue in F minor - Andante sostenuto
04:34
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
05.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Andante in F major
02:53
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
06.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Fugue in B-flat major
03:32
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
07.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Allegro, Choral and Fugue in D minor/D major
07:39
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
08.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Andante and Variations in D major
05:11
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
09.
Nine pieces without opus numbers : Nachspiel in D major
04:57
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Anders Eidsten Dahl
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