RECORDINGS ON OAXACAN ORGANS
THE INSTITUTE OF OAXACAN HISTORIC ORGANS (INSTITUTO DE ÓRGANOS HISTÓRICOS DE OAXACA, “IOHIO”) PRESENTS THE FIRST FOUR CDS OF OUR SERIES “HISTORIC ORGANS OF OAXACA, MEXICO”
(LIVE CONCERTS PRESENTED DURING THE IOHIO´S INTERNATIONAL ORGAN AND EARLY MUSIC FESTIVALS)
The Spanish-style pipe organs of Oaxaca, Mexico, have been recognized and appreciated for years by experts, but because of the lack of recordings, have been heard only by those fortunate enough to be present during live concerts. Now the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca has launched a new series, “Historic Organs of Oaxaca Mexico,” which brings the sound of these marvelous 18th century instruments to the general public. Recorded live during our International Organ and Early Music Festivals, these CDs transport the listener into the baroque churches of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya and the Oaxaca Cathedral and reveal the arresting tone characteristics of their meantone tuned organs, masterfully restored during the 1990s by organbuilder Susan Tattershall. All disks include a 20 page booklet in English and Spanish with essays by Barbara Owen about the Oaxacan organs and by Cicely Winter about the organ of Tlacochahuaya or the Oaxaca Cathedral. We highly recommend these unique recordings to aficionados of the Spanish organ repertoire and of the organs of Latin American, Mexican and Oaxaca.
VOL. I “HISTORIC ORGANS OF OAXACA, MEXICO” (ÓRGANOS HISTÓRICOS DE OAXACA, MÉXICO)
In the first volume of the series, Swiss organist GUY BOVET performs on the organ of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (built before 1735, restored 1991). His exciting program presents works by Spanish composers of the 16th – 18th centuries (Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo, Cabanilles, and Nebra), as well as a 10 minute improvisation on Oaxacan folk themes (recorded November 2001, total playing time 45:19).
VOL. II “HISTORIC ORGANS OF OAXACA, MEXICO” (ÓRGANOS HISTÓRICOS DE OAXACA, MÉXICO)
The 8´ organ of the Oaxaca Cathedral (built 1712, restored 1996) is featured in the second volume of the series. This concert by Mexican artists JOSÉ SUÁREZ, organ, and HORACIO FRANCO, recorder, presents works by Bach, Fontana, and Vivaldi, two sonatas by anonymous 18th century composers based on manuscripts from the archives of the Mexico City Cathedral, and a 17th century “Battle” piece for solo organ (recorded December 2001, total playing time 59:13).
VOL. III “HISTORIC ORGANS OF OAXACA, MEXICO” (ÓRGANOS HISTÓRICOS DE OAXACA, MÉXICO)
ROBERT BATES presents the first solo recital ever recorded on the restored organ of the Oaxaca Cathedral (built 1712, restored 1996). His virtuoso program combines works by Spanish (Correa de Arauxo and Cabanilles) and North German (Sweelinck and Scheidt) composers and brilliantly demonstrates the diversity of sounds of one of Oaxaca´s largest and most versatile pipe organs (recorded March 2005, total playing time 45:39).
VOL. IV “HISTORIC ORGANS OF OAXACA, MEXICO” (ÓRGANOS HISTÓRICOS DE OAXACA, MÉXICO)
LUIGI FERDINANDO TAGLIAVINI performs a richly varied program of works by 16th – 18th century Italian (Storace, Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Scarlatti, Cimarosa) and Spanish (Bruna) composers on the organ of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (built before 1735, restored 1991). Although the Oaxacan organs were built according to Spanish models, Tagliavini´s concert demonstrates their versatility in transmitting non-Spanish repertoire as well (recorded March 2005, total playing time 58:51).
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