D. & N.A. Strunck & P. Morhardt: Complete Organ Music Manuel Tomadin

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Manuel Tomadin

Composer: Peter Mohrhardt

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  • Delphin Strungk (1601 - 1694): Tibi laus tibi gloria:
  • 1Tibi laus tibi gloria: I. Prima pars04:49
  • 2Tibi laus tibi gloria: II. Secunda pars04:08
  • Delphin Strungk:
  • 3Lass mich dein sein und bleiben in A Minor02:32
  • 4Toccata ad manuale duplex16:36
  • Ecce Maria genuit nobis:
  • 5Ecce Maria genuit nobis: I. Prima pars03:31
  • 6Ecce Maria genuit nobis: II. Secunda pars. Ecce agnus03:55
  • Delphin Strungk:
  • 7Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt08:04
  • Magnificat noni toni. Meine Seele erhebet den Herren in F Major:
  • 8I. Primus versus. Pedaliter02:12
  • 9II. Secundus versus03:44
  • 10III. Tertius versus05:21
  • Delphin Strungk:
  • 11Verbum caro factum est06:13
  • 12Surrexit pastor bonus07:39
  • Peter Mohrhardt (? - 1685): Kyrie summum:
  • 13Kyrie summum: I. Kyrie02:08
  • 14Kyrie summum: II. Christe02:59
  • 15Kyrie summum: III. Kyrie02:47
  • Peter Mohrhardt:
  • 16Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ04:23
  • 17Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ04:12
  • 18Was fürchtst du, Feind Herodes, sehr07:09
  • 19Alle Welt, was lebet und webet03:58
  • 20Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ04:00
  • 21Meine Seele erhebet den Herren: I. Primus versus. Manibus solis - Secundum versus. ad manuale duplex cum ped.06:03
  • 22Wacht auf, ihr Christen alle04:01
  • 23Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir02:57
  • 24Herr Gott, dich loben wir02:10
  • Nicolaus Adam Strungk (1640 - 1700):
  • 25Capriccio della Chiave di G b. in G Minor03:22
  • 26Capriccio (II) della Chiave di A in A Minor04:27
  • 27Capriccio della Chiave di E in E Minor03:48
  • 28Capriccio della Chiave di F in F Major05:06
  • 29Capriccio della Chiave di A in A Minor03:07
  • 30Capriccio primi tuoni in D Minor05:51
  • 31Ricercar sopra la morte della mia carissima madre, Catharina Maria Stubenrauen, morsa â Brunsviga il 28 d'augusto a(nn)o 168509:23
  • 32Capriccio sopra il corale "Ich dank Dir schon durch deinen Sohn"05:59
  • Total Runtime02:36:34

Info for D. & N.A. Strunck & P. Morhardt: Complete Organ Music

In this release we dive headfirst into 17th-century Northern Germany, a time of innovation and experimentation in music for the organ. As these imposing instruments were installed in cathedrals across Europe, the repertoire flourished. Three composers grace this set: Delphin Strungk, his son Nicolaus Adam Strungk and Peter Mohrhardt, and their musical output sheds light on the transition period between the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Delphin Strungk opens the set with an organ arrangement of a motet by Orlando di Lasso, a pioneer of the polyphonic style. Strungk was a highly respected organist and took up several posts during his lifetime including one as the court organist in Celle. His performances won him international acclaim and academics from across the continent would come to hear him play. Magnificat noni toni was a favourite of Duke Rudolph Augustus, Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, who often came to Braunschweig to watch him play. Strungk explores the potential of the instrument and uses special echo effects in several pieces. It’s a technique also employed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and it’s possible Strungk was one of his pupils.

Peter Mohrhardt moved in the same musical circles as Strungk but fewer of his compositions have survived, all of which are included here. His pieces reflect the influence of Sweelinck and Scheidemann, including echo effects, for example. However his music is also forward-looking, and the arrangements feature a highly ornamented cantus firmus, while the chorale fantasias show off the virtuosity of the performer, typical of Baroque keyboard music.

Nicolaus Adam Strungk was active at the same time as Mohrhardt. As the son of Delphin Strungk, he grew up under the guidance of his father and was employed by various members of the nobility, later performing for the emperor Leopold I. As the most modern composer of the three, technological advancements in organ building, such as the introduction of tempered tunings, allowed the composer to experiment with new tonalities. Admired by J.S. Bach, Strungk was influenced by Arcangelo Corelli, whom he met in Rome in 1685. This was the same year that Strungk learned of the death of his mother, inspiring his Ricercar sopra la morte della mia carissima Madre, whose melancholy melody bears clear signs of the Italian master’s influence.

This new recording presents three underestimated composers of the 17th century, a period of abundant experimentation in music. This was an era for innovation of organs, particular in Northern Germany where instruments of considerable size were being installed in important churches and cathedrals. Another enterprising recording by Manuel Tomadin, one of the leading Italian organists of our day. He already made numerous recordings for Brilliant Classics, including works by Lübeck, Leyding, Kneller, Geist, Krebs, Alberti, the Husumer Orgelbuch and others.

Tomadin plays on two historic organs, the Arp Schnitger organ (ca. 1700) in Uithuizen and the Hans Scherer organ (ca. 1624) of St. Stephan in Tangermünde.

The booklet contains extensive liner notes on the composers as well as the disposition of the organs.

Manuel Tomadin, organ

Manuel Tomadin
He spends constantly his musical attitude to Renaissance and Baroque music through the study of ancient essays and historical instruments. He studied with Claudio Astronio, Andrea Marcon, Michael Radulescu, Luca Scandali, Ferruccio Bartoletti,Peter Planyavsky, Olivier Latry, Paolo Crivellaro, Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Gustav Auzinger, Hans Fagius, Peter Van Dijk, Francesco di Lernia, Eric Lebrun, Teo Theoliema. From 2001 to 2003 he studied at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) with Jean Claude Zehnder and Andrea Marcon.

He has an intense concert activity, in Italy and in Europe. He recorded for the editorial series “Gli Organi Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia” and for Toondrama record label. He collaborates with the recorder player Manuel Staropoli and with the ancient music ensemble “Terg Antiqua”; he teaches in italian academies, in Mannheim, Lubijana and Belgrade.

He won four prizes in national organistic contests and four international awards (First prize in Fussen – Breitenwang – Mittenwald and Second prize in Innsbruck for two times). He is also winner of the Grand Prix d’ECHO in the Alkmaar Schnitger Competition.

He is artistic director of the Organ International Festival in Udine and of the Antonio Vivaldi Festival of Trieste.

This album contains no booklet.

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