Episode 76 – July 16, 2017

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This week we go to Germany and hear three great German Romantic composers.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 11
Composer: Otto Dienel
Organist: Edward Zimmerman
Album: Germania: German Romantic Works of Otto Dienel Vol 2 – AFKA SK553
Organ: 1851 III/48 E and GG Hook/Andover, Cathedral Church of St. John, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Title: Zwölf Trios für Orgel op. 189
10. Andantino
12. Andantino

Composer: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Organist: Rudolf Innig
Album: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Complete Organ Works Vol 11 – MDG MDG 317 0901-2
Organ: 2002 III/52 Kuhn, Stadtkirche St. Anton, Zurich, Switzerland

Title: Improvisation in B-flat minor
Composer: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: Cathedral Echoes – Pro Organo CD 7232
Organ: 1949 IV/121 Kilgen/Wicks, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Sonata for Organ in C minor – The 94th Psalm
Composer: Julius Reubke
Organist: Simon Preston
Album: Simon Preston Plays Reubke and Liszt – Deutsche Grammophon 415 139-2
Organ: 1937 IV/84 Harrison and Harrison, Westminster Abbey, London, England