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Gunther Rost Frédéríc Chopin: 24 Préludes op. 28 OC 681 SACD
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FormatSuper Audio CD
Ordering NumberOC 681
Barcode4260034866812
labelOehmsClassics
Release date08/06/2011
salesrank2136
Players/ContributorsMusicians Composer
  • Chopin, Frédéric

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      Frédéríc Chopin
      24 Préludes op. 28
      Gunther Rost

      Seifert Organ of the Kevelaer Church of the Virgin Mary


      As with all cycles from this age that systematically traverse the circle of fifths, Chopin’s 24 Préludes op. 28 are written in the tradition of J.S. Bach. It is no wonder that this work holds a very special attraction for organists. In the past, Chopin Préludes have often been adapted for organ – and sometimes greatly changed. Gunther Rost takes another path in this recording. He plays the unchanged musical text of the original versions for piano, replicating the diversity of the composer’s dynamic markings by the use of imaginative registrations. The instrument heard on this recording offers possibly the best conditions of all: the Seifert organ in the Church of the Virgin Mary in Kevelaer has over 135 registers, making it the largest romantic German organ in the world.

      With this release, Gunther Rost continues his series of organ transcriptions, which includes a recording of the Goldberg Variations as well as one of six instrumental concertos by Antonio Vivaldi.

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      SACD 1
      • Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
        24 Preludes op. 28
        • 1.Prelude No. 1 in C major Agitato 01:14
        • 2.Prelude No. 2 in a minor Lento03:05
        • 3.Prelude No. 3 in G major Vivace01:08
        • 4.Prelude No. 4 in e minor Largo02:46
        • 5.Prelude No. 5 in D major Molto allegro00:50
        • 6.Prelude No. 6 in b minor Lento assai02:26
        • 7.Prelude No. 7 in A major Andantino00:50
        • 8.Prelude No. 8 in f-sharp minor Molto agitato02:09
        • 9.Prelude No. 9 in E major Largo01:33
        • 10.Prelude No. 10 in c-sharp minor Molto allegro01:03
        • 11.Prelude No. 11 in B major Vivace01:03
        • 12.Prelude No. 12 in g-sharp minor Presto01:31
        • 13.Prelude No. 13 in F-sharp major Lento03:57
        • 14.Prelude No. 14 in e-flat minor Allegro00:52
        • 15.Prelude No. 15 in D-flat major Sostenuto, Raindrop Prelude / Regentropfen-Prelude08:55
        • 16.Prelude No. 16 in b-flat minor Presto con fuoco01:18
        • 17.Prelude No. 17 in A-flat major Allegretto03:34
        • 18.Prelude No. 18 in f minor Molto allegro01:18
        • 19.Prelude No. 19 in E-flat major Vivace01:35
        • 20.Prelude No. 20 in c minor Largo01:34
        • 21.Prelude No. 21 in B-flat major Cantabile02:31
        • 22.Prelude No. 22 in g minor Molto agitato00.58
        • 23.Prelude No. 23 in F major Moderato01:22
        • 24.Prelude No. 24 in d minor Allegro appassionato03:02
      • Total:49:36