Friedrich Lux: Organ Works, Volume Two

Catalogue No: TOCC0703
EAN/UPC: 5060113447036
Release Date: 2023-10-06
Composer: Friedrich Lux
Artists: Jan Lehtola, Petri Komulainen

Friedrich Lux (1820–95) was one of those musicians who formed the fabric of musical life in nineteenth-century Germany: though he worked away from the major cities, as conductor, teacher, organist, organiser and composer, he was an indispensable element of the communities in which he worked. His large body of organ music, as good as unknown before now, brings together elements of the musical language of Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann, in works that range from the intimate to the grandiose.This second volume brings some of his many transcriptions to the fore.

Petri Komulainen, horn
Jan Lehtola, organ of Kemi Church, Finland

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Fantasie pastorale, Concertstück, Op. 64 (publ. 1881) (15:54)

  1. I. Allegro moderato (5:50)
  2. II. Andantino – Poco più mosso – Tempo I (5:07)
  3. III. Allegretto fugato (4:57)
  4. Lied ohne Worte (publ. 1877)* (4:46)

Variationen aus Kaiserquartett von Haydn (publ. 1879)* (11:27)

  1. Poco adagio (1:28)
  2. 1. Variation (1:38)
  3. 2. Variation (1:41)
  4. 3a. Variation (1:32)
  5. 3b. Variation (1:29)
  6. 4. Variation (3:39)

Drei Stücke aus Händel’s Messias in Form einer Sonate (publ. 1877) (11:55)

  1. No. 1 Chor: Ehre sei Gott (Allegro) (2:19)
  2. No. 2 Arie: Er weidet seine Heerde (Larghetto) (5:27)
  3. No. 3 Chor: Halleluja (Allegro moderato) (4:09)
  4. Andante über die Choralmelodie Wie schön leucht’ uns der Morgenstern, Op. 60 for horn and organ (publ. 1878)* (7:12)
  5. Adagio aus einem Nocturno von Louis Spohr (publ. 1878)* (5:52)
  6. Romance de l’opéra Casilda, Op. 32 (publ. 1863)* (6:28)
  7. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Einleitung zum 3. Akt von Richard Wagner (publ. 1875)* (7:45)
  8. Marche célèbre de la 1ère Suite de F. Lachner, Op. 113 (publ. 1873)* (6:08)

*First Recordings

1 review for Friedrich Lux: Organ Works, Volume Two

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    As with all of Lehtola’s productions […], the recorded sound, organs, and his committed playing are all first rate. The booklet contains extensive notes by the performer on the composer and music.’

    —Robert Delcamp, American Record Guide, February 2024

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