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Andante religioso

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Uploaded by: Erzahler (04/02/21)
Composer: Barblan, Otto J
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Notre Dame de Metz Mutin/Cavaillé-Coll
Software: Hauptwerk VI
Genre: Romantic
Description:
Another composer new to Concert Hall.

From Grove online (exerpt)
Otto Barblan, (b S-chanf, March 22, 1860; d Geneva, Dec 19, 1943).
Swiss organist and composer. From 1878 to 1885 he studied the organ, the piano and composition at Stuttgart Conservatory. In 1885 he went to Chur as a music teacher, and in 1887 became organist of St Peter’s Cathedral in Geneva, where he stayed until 1942; from 1892 he also taught the organ and composition. As conductor of the Société de Chant Sacré (1892–1938) he introduced to Geneva important works by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Franck and many other composers. Together with Ernest Ansermet, Barblan had a decisive influence on the musical life of Geneva.
He composed in a late Romantic neo-Baroque style, with particular success in his works for organ and choir for patriotic occasions, notably the Chaconne über B–A–C–H (1901), Fantasie (1907) and Toccata (1911) for organ, and Calvenfeier (...

For French speakers there maybe more information in the introduction to his Chaconne op. 10 here on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_90Z7cmMcg

In German/Swiss?
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Barblan

His Opus 1 is played here;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKaH-0B8A9U
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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