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Sibelius Complete organ music
Posted by Jan van Es on January 28, 2010, 8:44 am
Reading Dan Morgan's review of this recording I remembered having an old recording (1977) by the Finnish organist Tauno Äikää and the tenor Matti Piiponen of, what is called there, the 'Musique Réligieuse' opus 113. It contains the same titles as performed here, but most of them are songs on texts by Goethe, Sario and other poets.
The music is poorly performed and recorded, but has a charm of its own, suggesting a performance in a small chapel.
However: is this another version of the same music? Did Sibelius made a version for organ solo, and one with organ and voice(s), or are the versions on this Winterthur-recordings arrangements of Sibelius' original?
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