Matthey: Complete Original Works For Organ And Har

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Label: TACTUS
Catalog: TC871380
Format: COMPACT DISC

Caporali, Fausto

The rediscovery of the Italian organ literature of the early twentieth century, long forgotten and undervalued, is enriched by this release which is focused on the figure of Ulysses Matthey, a great virtuoso of the instrument, talented teacher and refined composer. His activity is fully part of the Cecilian movement, of which he fully shares the intents of redeeming sacred music from the interference of the theatrical style that had dominated Italy in the nineteenth century. Organist endowed with a transcendental playing technique, Matthey in his compositions also aims - in the wake of Marco Enrico Bossi and Pietro Alessandro Yon - to the highest European virtuosity, taking as reference authors such as Claude Debussy, Aleksander Skriabin, Ottorino Respighi, as well as the favorite Johann Sebastian Bach. Fausto Caporali, head organist at the Cremona Cathedral, performs the complete original works for organ and Harmonium entirely on period instruments.

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