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Hartz & Flowers
(Audio CD)
Justin Hartz

Justin Hartz plays the 1929 Aeolian Organ of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA.

© 1995 Pro Organo, © 1996 Zarex Corporation.

Downloadable MP3 Album and individual MP3 tracks are available.

Digital Audio Compact Disc.


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Product Details

Format: Digital Audio Compact Disc.
Catalog Number:  CD 7024
Length: 75′ 12″
Tracks:  13
Organ: Aeolian 1929
Venue: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylavania USA
Recorded: 09/21/1995
Released: 02/14/1996
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Frederick Hohman
Notes Language: English

© 1995 Pro Organo.
© 1996 Zarex Corporation

UPC # 636077702426

The Diapason “If you might like to have been a bug on the wall in Pierre S. duPont’s mansion during the 1930s, and hear the melodious and often sentimental music typically played for the millionaire’s enjoyment during those times, then this CD is just the vehicle you need… Flowers, however, are not only reflected in the selection titles, but in Justin Hartz’s treatment of this turn-of-the-century fare, which I would describe as an audible slow-motion flower-in-bloom…. If you seek true bass, this CD has plenty of it. Rarely has my stereo room resonated right down to the rock bottom of the spectrum.” – Bernard Durman

This biographical sketch was current as of the original release date of the recording in 1995. Justin Hartz holds a Bachelor of Music degree (1985) from Westminster Choir College, where his principal teachers were Joan Lippincott and Eugene Roan, and where he received both the William H. Clark and the Molly & Ward Bedford Scholarships. He also holds a Master of Music degree (1987) from the Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Gerre Hancock (organ) and Albert Fuller (harpsichord) and where he received the Valentine Scholarship. In 1987, he was an E. Power Biggs Fellow of the Organ Historical Society. He is a frequent recitalist in the New England and the mid-Atlantic regions. His recent tours have included appearances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (City Hall of Portland, Maine), and Irvine Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. While he considers American Romantic literature his specialty, his interests span the gamut from early music played on period instruments to the contemporary organ and piano.

01 • Grand Sonata in E-flat Op 22 – I – Allegro con bio • Dudley Buck • 8’20”
02 • Grand Sonata in E-flat Op 22 – II – Andante espressivo • Dudley Buck • 4’55”
03 • Grand Sonata in E-flat Op 22 – III – Scherzo. Vivace non troppo • Dudley Buck • 3’34”
04 • Grand Sonata in E-flat Op 22 – IV – Allegro Maestoso: Fuga. Hail Columbia • Dudley Buck • 5’8″
05 • Caressing Butterfly • R. Barthélemy, arr. Firmen Swinnen • 4’49”
06 • Fountain Reverie • Percy E. Fletcher • 5’30”
07 • Melody in E major • Horatio W. Parker • 5’5″
08 • The Last Rose of Summer, Opus 59 • Dudley Buck • 15’7″
09 • Humoresque “L’organo primitivo” – Toccatina for Flute • Pietro A. Yon • 2’40”
10 • Hearts and Flowers, Opus 245 (Coeurs et Fleurs) • Theodore M. Tobani, arr. Justin Hartz • 6’26”
11 • The Whistler and His Dog – Caprice • Arthur Pryor, arr. Justin Hartz • 3’18”
12 • Andantino in D-flat (1888) – a.k.a. “Moonlight • Edwin H. Lemare • 5’20”
13 • Mighty lak’ a Rose – Watlz Hesitation • Ethelbert Nevin • 4’56”

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