Raven announces a new organ CD. Wonderful Splendor (OAR-172, $15.98) features Russell Weismann performing on the four-manual, 67-stop, 97-rank Rudolf von Beckerath organ of St. Paul Catholic Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Pittsburgh native, Weismann performs music recommended by the builder to demonstrate the organ’s range of repertoire. He researched and wrote his doctoral dissertation on Beckerath and the Hamburg organbuilder’s instruments, of which the 1962 organ recorded is the largest he built for installation in the United States.
The disc features works by Brahms, Rheinberger, Frescobaldi, Couperin, Franz Schmidt, and others.
Russell Weismann is currently the Director of Music and Organist at Georgetown University. For information: https://www.russellweismann.com/
For information: ravencd.com.
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