Variations of America – A New Recording
The German audiophile label MDG (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm) has released a new compact disc recording of Rudolf Innig performing on the “Great Organ” of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. The recording is a hybrid multi-channel Super Audio Compact Disc that is playable on all CD and SACD players (regular digital stereo on a standard CD player, and in either stereo or multi-channel high-resolution digital on a SACD player).
Internationally renowned organist Rudolf Innig of Bielefeld, Germany, studied with Michael Schneider and Gaston Litaize. He has given recitals throughout Europe, North America, Russia, Japan and Korea. His numerous CD recordings, including the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms, Franz Lachner, Felix Mendelssohn, Olivier Messiaen, Felix Nowowiejski, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger and Robert Schumann, have been awarded various international recording prizes.
The repertoire on the 70 minute disc is: Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to “William Tell” (transcribed by Dudley Buck); Dudley Buck: Concert Variations on “The Star-Spangled Banner”; Horatio Parker: Revery (from Four Organ Pieces); Charles Ives: Variations on “America”; Richard Wagner: Fire Music (from “Die Walküre”) (transcribed by James H. Rogers); and George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed by Rudolf Innig).
The accompanying thirty-two page booklet has text in English, French and German; as well as the organ stoplist and detailed registrations. The recording is available at the Music Hall during events sponsored by the Board of Trustees at a price of $20.00. It is also available by mail order at $23.00, including shipping by U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail.
Send your order, accompanied by a check made payable to
“Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.”, to;
Variations on America
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.
38 Chestnut Court North Andover, Massachusetts 01845-5320