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Title:Romantic Thunder Synopsis
Artist:Eric Wm. Suter   Bio
Item:7129
Price:$17.98
Sample:Track 9: Excerpt Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, by Liszt
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Additional Details

Format:Digital Audio CDC
Length:70' 34
Organ:Aeolian-Skinner, others
Venue:Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C. WEBSITE
Recorded:11/27/2000
Released:03/01/2001
Producer:Frederick Hohman
Notes Author:Erik Wm. Suter
Notes Language:English
Graphics Format:12pp book, traycard, jewelbox
UPC #:636077712920

Critics' Comments

American Record Guide “The organ works well despite its placement, and the sound engineer for this recording has done such a good job of microphone placement and technical editing that one can hear the organ better in the recording than from any single place in the church. Suter has clearly mastered this awkward instrument. The release is called Romantic Thunder, and there is plenty of that. I was won over, though, by the beautiful phrasing and regsitrations of the second movement of the Liszt. Suter projects the lyrical quality of this music wonderfully and shows off lots of the original Skinner stops .... Suter uses the 64’ reed ... The effect is like a sustained fire from a machine gun ... Liszt might have liked the 64’ reed. When thinking of Liszt, concern over excess is pointless. ... Suter is a gifted man from whom we will hear again and, I hope, often.” - Blakely


The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musician "...certainly Suter does this war-horse (Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm) full justice." - November 2001 - Victor Hill


The Living Church “Mr. Suter has an impressive list of achievements, including top place in a number of organ playing competition, so he is equal to the demanding repertoire. So is the organ. ... You are to be overwhelmed, as Berlioz said of the Dies Irae of his Requiem, ‘Crushed by a tremendous emotion.‘“ - December, 2001 - F. Mark Siebert


Track Listing
[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]

01 • Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H: Prelude • Franz Liszt • 4'19"
02 • Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H: Fugue • Franz Liszt • 8'52"
03 • Sonata on the 94th Psalm: I. Grave - Larghetto - Allegro con fuoco - Grave • Julius Reubke • 10'52"
04 • Sonata on the 94th Psalm: II. Adagio - Lento • Julius Reubke • 5'56"
05 • Sonata on the 94th Psalm: III. Allegro - Più mosso - Allegro assai • Julius Reubke • 6'17"
06 • Fantasia and Fugue on the Choral - "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" - I. Moderato - animando poco a poco (a capriccio) - Allegro - Tempo giusto - Vivace • Franz Liszt • 9'3"
07 • Fantasia and Fugue on the Choral - "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" - II. Recitativo ritenuto - Adagio - un poco più di moto • Franz Liszt • 8'29"
08 • Fantasia and Fugue on the Choral - "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" - III. Adagio - Allegro deciso • Franz Liszt • 2'5"
09 • Fantasia and Fugue on the Choral - "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" - IV. FUGA: Allegretto con moto - Allegro con brio - Vivace molto - Più mosso - Adagio • Franz Liszt • 9'24"

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