As the popularity of domestic music-making grew through the nineteenth century, it brought first the piano and, then, often the harmonium into well-off living-rooms across the western world. Composers naturally responded, with original works and arrangements: Sibelius’ Andante cantabile was written after a visit to relatives who had both instruments in their salon; Karg-Elert, by contrast, was one of the world’s outstanding virtuosi on both harmonium and organ and composed with his concert public in mind. This recording thus revives long-forgotten sonorities that once would have been very familiar.
Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson, piano
Jan Lehtola, organ
Catalogue No: TOCC0419EAN/UPC: 5060113444196Release Date: 01.06.2017Composer: Sigfrid Karg-Elert Artists: Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson,
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