Bossi: Organ Works, Vol. 12 (2CD)

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Andrea Macinanti, Giovanni Battista Fabris, Elena Perera

This double CD, continuing the last section of the Marco Enrico Bossi complete organ works series dedicated to the transcriptions, the attention is focused on an aspect very important both to the composer and to the Cecilian movement in general: the recovery of the ancient musical heritage. These ‘transcriptions of the old masters’ revisited by Bossi and adapted to instruments of his time, mark the return to the study of the Italian school of music, making it an integral part and foundation of the modern school. As in the famous phrase by Giuseppe Verdi: ‘back to the old, it will be progress’, a concept followed to the letter by the Generation of the Eighties. For performing these evocative songs, Andrea Macinanti is playing an organ inaugurated by Marco Enrico Bossi himself in 1893 (Callido-Pugina-Zanin, Duomo di Thiene). Giovanni Battista Fabris and Elena Perera join him in the scores including strings.

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Choir & Organ

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"this is a fascinating glimpse into Italian performance practices of the late 19th and early 20th centuries"

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Bach, Johann Sebastian
Chorale Fughetta 'Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot', BWV679 (transcr. M.E. Bossi)
Chorale Prelude BWV622 'O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross' (arr. violin and organ by M.E. Bossi)
Three-part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV787-801
» no.9 in F minor, BWV795 (transcr. M.E. Bossi)

Bossi, Marco Enrico
Sammlung von Stucken alter Italienischer Meister fur die moderne Orgel (1908)

Frescobaldi, Girolamo
Fuga (transcr. M.E. Bossi)
Tocata per le Levatione (1635) (transcr. M.E. Bossi)

Gabrieli, Andrea
Canzona (transcr. M.E. Bossi)
Handel, George Frideric
Violin Sonata in A major, op.1 no.3 HWV361 (ed. M.E. Bossi)

Martini, Giovanni Battista
Aria con variazioni (transcr. M.E. Bossi)
Nardis, Camillo de
Breve pensiero elegiaco composto sopra un basso ostinato ricavato da un tema di Fuga del Frescobaldi (transcr. M.E. Bossi)

Paisiello, Giovanni
Sonata for violin, cello and organ (ed. M.E. Bossi)

Porpora, Nicola
Fuga (transcr. M.E. Bossi)

Zipoli, Domenico
Canzona (transcr. M.E. Bossi)