nowowiejski paradisum

MDG 317 0973-2

Rudolf Innig,
Sauer Organ, Bremer Dom

Felix Nowowiejski (1877-1946) In Paradisum op. 61

Pasterka w prastarym kosciele

Mariackim w Krakowie (Mitternachts- oder Hirtenmesse in der alten Marienkirche zu Krakau) op. 31, 3

Noël en Pologne op. 31, 4

Fantaisie Polonaise op. 9, 1

Mater dolorosa

Excerpts from the booklet

Felix Nowowiejski, the most important Polish organ virtuoso of the early twentieth century, bequeathed to posterity the nine Organ Symphonies op. 45 and four Concertos (for organ solo) op. 56 as well as some shorter organ pieces which he is thought to have composed for specific liturgical occasions during his early period. These pieces thus represent a genre different from that of his symphonies and concertos. This recording brings together three Christmas fantasies and a Mater dolorosa from this group and the symphonic poem In Paradisum op. 61, Nowowiejski’s last major organ composition and a work which he probably did not complete until after 1941. (Dr. Irmlind Capelle)

Excerpts from the reviews

„Rudolf Innig ist ein hervorragender Organist, dessen Spiel technisch keinen Wunsch offen lässt.“ (Ars Organi, 2001)

„Erneut zeigt sich die gute Wahl des Instrumentes. Die kaleidoskopisch wechselnden Farben kommen in Innigs Interpretation zu voller Geltung.“ (Musica Sacra, 2005)

„The symphonic poem ‚In Paradisum’ is a reflection on the words of Jesus upon the cross, and is perhaps another Passion Symphony like to add to those of Dupré, Pott and Maleingreau. It encompasses the whole gamut of emotion and Sauer’s stunning organ (IV; 100) in the Cathedral at Bremen responds to this, through Innig, wonderfully.” (The Organ, 2001)

« Ce CD autour de Noël, assez lassant, est également destinés aux seuls spécialistes de l’orgue romantique. Prise de son exceptionnelle. » (Répertoire, 2000)