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sic201-2Heinz Lohmann plays Rheinberger
Sonatas No. I, III, IV, VIII, XV
Heinz Lohmann (organ)

  Heinz Lohmann spielt Rheinberger Orgelsonaten
(Heinz Lohmann Plays Rheinberger Organ Sonatas)

This recording has been digitally remastered from the original 1975 analog. These are definitive performances of Rheinberger's Sonatas 1, 3, 4, 8, and 15. Heinz Lohmann (d. 2001), a recognized authority on German repertoire, plays with conviction and musicality. He endows the outer movements with resolve and energy; the inner movements are reflective and sensitive. Registrations are colorful, emphasizing the contrapuntal nature of Rheinberger's music. The instrument is well chosen, possessing power, brilliance, color, and clarity. Oberlinger's high-pitched mixtures add sheen to the darker foundations of the previous builders. This is well captured within the ample acoustic.
James Hildreth
de ORGELkrant (2003/3)
  Heinz Lohmann plays Rheinberger
Heinz Lohmann plays sonatas No. I, III, IV, VIII and XV by Rheinberger at the Organ of the Marktkirche (Market Church) in Wiesbaden, Germany. Today, one can hear much of the distinctive sound this organ had when Walcker built the musical instrument in 1863. This makes the choice of this organ for this repertoire remarkable: Rheinberger's music is given some neo-baroque harmonic colour, as well as some French, American and German timbre of the 19th century.

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