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Soar Above – from the Widor Organ Symphonies
(Audio CD)
Frederick Hohman

In this 77-minute recording, organist Frederick Hohman presents a program of 12 of his favorite movements from the 10 Organ Symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor [1844-1937] upon the 1927 Casavant organ, recently revived by Schantz Organ Company in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi (greater Twin Cities), Minnesota USA.  The 20-page booklet contains a 4000-word essay by Dr. Hohman about Widor and his music, as well as a brief history of the organ and the organ specification.

MP3 version sold at iTunes.

CD is available here and is in stock.

$14.00

Product Description


Details

Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7202
Length: 77′ 56”
Tracks:  12
Organ: Casavant-Schantz
Venue: St. Andrew‘s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota USA
Recorded: 10/16/2005
Released: 03/14/2011
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Frederick Hohman
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 20pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077720222

The American Record Guide “Frederick Hohman is well known in organ circles. A prize-winning artist, he has made numerous recordings … This sampler is not only well played, but the instrument heard … combines French and German qualities into a very pleasing sonority. … Hohman plays with authority and ease, and the clarity of the engineering makes this recording a must … High marks for this practical addition to the Widor collection.” – Metz, Jan / Feb 2012

The Blu-ray Audio version
of this title goes on sale
on June 28, 2012.

The Diapason, Oct 2011 “Hohman has mastered and captured the true essence of Widor‘s legacy and performs the music in a way that is refreshing and unmistakably alive. … Hohman has encapsulated the true essence of French interpretation not only in splendid registrations but also in tempi that bring out the lyrical characteristics of the melodic line. … articulation, warmth, fluidity of melodic line, and sound color are all combined with his sense of control and beauty.“ – Kevin D. Parizo Ph.D.

01 • Final from Symphony 7, Opus 42, No. 3 • Charles-Marie Widor • 9’42”
02 • Allegro cantabile from Symphony 5, Opus 42, No. 1 • Charles-Marie Widor • 8’22”
03 • Andante-Allegretto from Symphony 7, Opus 42, No. 3 • Charles-Marie Widor • 7’43”
04 • Final from Symphony 2, Opus 13, No. 2 • Charles-Marie Widor • 4’17”
05 • Pastorale from Symphony 2, Opus 13, No. 2 • Charles-Marie Widor • 6’16”
06 • Scherzo from Symphony 4, Opus 13, No. 4 • Charles-Marie Widor • 6’28”
07 • Andante cantabile from Symphony 4, Opus 13, No. 4 • Charles-Marie Widor • 5’40”
08 • Toccata from Symphony 5, Opus 42, No. 1 • Charles-Marie Widor • 6’18”
09 • Meditation from Symphony 1, Opus 13, No. 1 • Charles-Marie Widor • 3’29”
10 • Intermezzo from Symphony 6, Opus 42, No. 2 • Charles-Marie Widor • 5’34”
11 • Andante sostenuto from Symphony Gothique, Opus 70 • Charles-Marie Widor • 6’41”
12 • Final (Allegro) from Symphony 6, Opus 42, No. 2 • Charles-Marie Widor • 7’26”

Frederick Hohman
Whether he’s commanding the “King of Instruments” in the town halls of Australia, in historic English cathedrals, or at noted American universities and festivals, in concert, Frederick Hohman transforms the pipe organ from a “Sunday morning“ instrument into a virtual symphony ­orchestra. Learn more…