Franz Liszt: Sonate pour orgue & Missa Choralis Benjamin Righetti
- Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):
- 1Grande Sonate pour le pianoforte, S. 178 (Arr by Benjamin Righetti)33:10
- Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10:
- 2Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: I. Kyrie05:41
- 3Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: II. Gloria04:17
- 4Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: III. Credo06:39
- 5Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: IV. Sanctus01:49
- 6Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: V. Benedictus04:53
- 7Missa Choralis pour choeur et orgue, S. 10: VI. Agnus Dei05:41
Info for Franz Liszt: Sonate pour orgue & Missa Choralis
The French church of Berne and its great organ are the setting for this new recording of Benjamin Righetti's own arrangement of the great piano Sonata in B minor. Then, the Académie Vocal de Suisse Romande, a new professional chamber choir, in their first recording perform the 'Missa choralis' which stands at the forefront of Liszt's substantial output of sacred compositions. Composed in 1865 and published in 1869 it represents a return to Palestrina: the term 'choralis' refers directly to plainchant, which Liszt quotes briefly at the opening of the Kyrie and Credo. However the modal polyphony very quickly takes on chromatic tinges and Romantic colours, and the orchestra seems to burst forth from under the vocal writing. Benjamin Righetti is resident organist at the French Church, Kultur-Casino and holds a teaching post at the Hochschule der Künste Bern.
Benjamin Righetti, organ
Academie Vocale de Suisse Romande
"Gifted, inventive thirty-year-old" (Le Temps), "one of the most brilliant organists of his generation" (Revue musicale de Suisse romande), "an immensely talented performer" (Diapason), Benjamin Righetti is a Swiss musician, titular organist at St. François and professor at the University of Music, Lausanne (HEMU). Concurrently, he concertizes regularly on an international basis (more than 600 concerts to date). He has made numerous recordings (CDs, Radio-TV, Web) and as a researcher, he is writer for La Tribune de l'Orgue and the website orgue.art. M. Righetti loves both the mountains and the lakes of his small country and tries to balance his varied activities with rigor and joy.
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