Variations, Elegies and Cantilenas
Cello, Organ, CD
Thomas Piel, Violoncello, Joachim Dorfmüller, Orgel
Thomas Piel, CD, Joachim Dorfmüller, cello, organ
Thomas Piel, cello
Joachim Dorfmüller, organ

CD, Violoncello und Orgel, Cassadó, Fauré, Moscheles, Rheinberger,
Grieg, Rachmaninov, Rachmaninow, Rachmaninoff, Stockmeier, Pärt
“Variatio delectate” (”varying is pleasing”) – this quotation from the pen of the Roman philosopher and politician Marcus Tullius Cicero hits the nail on the head as to what composition features; it applies not only to works entitled variations due to their form, technique and dramaturgy. But elegies are also subject to variation; already in ancient times, they were not only songs of mourning and longing, but also hymns of praise to wine. The variation spectrum of cantilenas is still broader, if we concur with the Venetian music the­orist Gioseffo Zarlino, who in 1558 in his treatise “Le Istitutioni harmoniche” defined each and every (!) kind of music as cantilena – only outdone by the thesis of Yehudi Menuhin that singing is the actual mother tongue of mankind.



Gaspar Cassadó (1897 – 1966)
[1] Toccata à Girolamo Frescobaldi 4’57

Gabriel Fauré (1848 – 1923)
[2] Élégie, op. 24
(for cello und organ
adapted by Joachim Dorfmüller)
6’27

Ignaz Moscheles (1794 – 1870)
[3] Melodic-Contrapuntal Study 137 b
to the Prelude in B Minor, BWV 869 a, from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Part I, by J. S. Bach

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
[4] Cantilene in F Major
from the Organ Sonata No. 11, Op. 148
6’16

Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907)
Six Lyric Piano Pieces
[5] Waltz, Op. 12 No. 2 1’56
[6] Norwegian, Op.12 No. 6 1’06
[7] Album Leaf, Op. 12 No. 7 1’26
[8] Folksong, Op. 38 No. 2 1'34
[9] Melody, Op. 38 No. 3 1'58
[10] Elegy, Op. 38 No. 6 2'40

Sergej Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)
[11] Vocalise, Op. 34 Nr. 14 6’35

Wolfgang Stockmeier (born 1931)
Variations
for Violoncello and Organ, Work 249,
on a Theme by Franz Liszt
[12] Andante 0'45
[13] Variation 1 (Bewegter) 2'05
[14] Variation 2 (Ruhig fließend) 1'38
[15] Variation 3 (ohne Tempoangabe) 1'49
[16] Variation 4 (Anmutig bewegt) 3'09
[17] Variation 5 (Lebhaft) 0'21
[18] Variation 6 (Schnell) 1'02
[19] Variation 7 (Lebhaft) 1'18
[20] Variation 8 (Sehr bewegt) 1'06

Arvo Pärt (born 1936)
Fratres. Introduction and Eight Variations
[21] 1 1'31
[22] 2 1'08
[23] 3 1'25
[24] 4 1'08
[25] 5 1'26
[26] 6 1'27
[27] 7 1'11
[28] 8 1'14
[29] 9 1'17

Thomas Piel ............................ cello
Joachim Dorfmüller ..................... organ

Recorded 2009, September 10/11, Lutherkirche Wuppertal, Germany · Recording, Engineering, Layout: sonox musikproduktion · Mastering: Thomas Sandmann, master orange music · Total playing time: 63'44

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