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Sonate c-Moll "Der 94. Psalm"

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Uploaded by: AMattes (02/24/15)
Composer: Reubke, Julius
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: Walcker-Eule, Annaberg (1884/1995)
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
Description:
Julius Reubke (1834 - 1858), a 24 years old too early deceased piano and organ virtuoso, besides a great piano sonata, he created a symphonic poem for organ, the Sonata in C minor, "Der 94. Psalm."
Julius Reubke, the son of the contemporary organ builder Adolf Reubke, builder of the Magdeburg cathedral organ and others, started at an early age as a student of Franz Liszt.
Contemporary sources report that Liszt himself inspired the creation of this symphonic poem, because Reubke was gifted even more as an organist than pianist. Concerning to the musical and particularly technical aspects, this work exceeds the boundaries of Liszt. The 94th Psalm is more daring containing chromatics and harmonics and the pedal technique is more difficult than Liszt's Fantasy "Ad nos ad salutarem undam". The 94. Psalm was first performed in 1857 on the new Ladegast organ of the Merseburg Cathedral. It is a milestone in the organ literature between Mendelssohn and Reger.

The 94th Psalm (text of the first edition):

"Herr Gott, dess die Rache ist, erscheine. Erhebe Dich, du Richter der Welt; vergilt den Hoffärtigen, was sie verdienen.

Herr, wie lange sollen die Gottlosen prahlen? Witwen und Fremdlinge erwürgen sie und töten die Waisen und sagen: der Herr sieht es nicht und der Gott Jacobs achtet es nicht.

Wo der Herr mir nicht hülfe, so läge meine Seele schier in der Stille. Ich hatte viel Bekümmernisse in meinem Herzen, aber deine Tröstungen ergötzen meine Seele.

Aber der Herr ist mein Hort und meine Zuversicht. Er wird ihnen ihr Unrecht vergelten und sie um ihre Bosheit vertilgen."

For this recording I have completely omitted the additional Eule mixtures, because they doesent suit with the Walcker style of the 19th century.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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