E. Power Biggs – Rheinberger: Two Concertos for Organ & Orchestra (1973) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:32 minutes | Scans included | 2,37 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDLX 7334
This splendid Dutton SACD, licensed from Sony, contains two organ concertos by Joseph Rheinberger. The concertos are among the finest ever composed for this instrument. Rheinberer included brass soloists and timpani as well as an orchestra. E. Power Biggs is featured along with the Columbia Symphony directed by Maurice Peress, recorded in St. George’s Episcopal Church in New York November 28-29, 1973 on the grand Möller organ. For this reissue, the producers used great imagination taking full advantage of the four channels, separating the instruments most effectively. The equipment indicates that this is a 5.1 recording, which seems rather odd as this was a four-track recording. At any rate, the result is a treat for those who care about quality sound, a thrilling audio experience.
01. Concerto in F major for Organ, String Orchestra and 3 Horns, Op. 137: 1st Movement – Maestoso
02. Concerto in F major for Organ, String Orchestra and 3 Horns, Op. 137: 2nd Movement – Andante
03. Concerto in F major for Organ, String Orchestra and 3 Horns, Op. 137: 3rd Movement – Con moto
04. Concerto in G minor for Organ, String Orchestra, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns and Timpani, Op. 177: 1st Movement – Grave
05. Concerto in G minor for Organ, String Orchestra, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns and Timpani, Op. 177: 2nd Movement – Andante
06. Concerto in G minor for Organ, String Orchestra, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns and Timpani, Op. 177: 3rd Movement – Con moto
07. A Mini-Discourse by E Power Biggs, part 1
08. A Mini-Discourse by E Power Biggs, part 2
E. Power Biggs – organ
The Columbia Symphony, Conducted by Maurice Peress.
Remastered from original analogue tapes by Michael J. Dutton.