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An Austrian Neurotic in Graf Kaiserling’s Court
(Audio CD)
Matt Curlee

Matt Curlee plays two very diverse and original organ transcriptions on two diverse organs: Bach’s Goldberg Variations is played on the Flentrop Organ at Busch Hall, Harvard University and the final two movements from Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony are played upon the Reuter organ at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7048
Length: 73′ 00″
Tracks:  12
Organ: Flentrop and Reuter
Venue: Busch Hall, Harvard University and Shadyside Church, Pittsburgh
Recorded: 07/20/1999
Released: 10/19/1999
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Matt Curlee
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 8pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077704826

Also available as MP3 Download Album.
Individual MP3 tracks also available.

American Record Guide “Two very different kinds of music rethought for organ and played on two very different instruments.” – Haskins

The Diapason … the debut CD of Grand Prix de Chartres First Prize Winner Matt Curlee. Its title is no doubt intended as a pun upon a literary reference to writing of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). The Austrian Neurotic in the musical program is obviously Gustav Mahler and likewise Graf Kaiserling must be the intended patron of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. … This is prize-winning playing from a prize winning artist. – Bernard Durman

[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]
01 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Aria • Variation 1 • Variation 2 • Variation 3 Canon at Unison • Variation 4 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 6’4″
02 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 5 • Variation 6 Canon at Second • Variation 7 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 2’44”
03 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 8 • Variation 9 Canon at Third • Variation 10 Fughetta • Johann Sebastian Bach • 3’5″
04 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 11 • Variation 12 Canon at Fourth • Variation 13 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 5’52”
05 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 14 • Variation 15 Canon at Fifth • Johann Sebastian Bach • 4’36”
06 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 16 Overture • Variation 17 • Variation 18 Canon at Sixth • Variation 19 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 4’24”
07 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 20 • Variation 21 Canon at Seventh • Variation 22 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 3’52”
08 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 23 • Variation 24 Canon at Octave • Variation 25 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 7’13”
09 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 26 • Variation 27 Canon at Ninth • Johann Sebastian Bach • 2’23”
10 • The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, adapted for organ by Matt Curlee – Variation 28 • Variation 29 • Variation 30 Quodlibet • Aria da Capo • Johann Sebastian Bach • 6’31”
11 • Fifth Symphony, transcribed for organ by Matt Curlee – IV – Adagietto • Gustav Mahler • 8’37”
12 • Fifth Symphony, transcribed for organ by Matt Curlee – V – Rondo-Final • Gustav Mahler • 17’35”

Matt Curlee
This bio was current as of the release date of Pro Organo CD 7048 in 1999: In 1996, Matt Curlee became the sixth American and one of the youngest organists ever to win the prestigious Grand Prix de Chartres competition in France. Learn more…