Berben: Muthel - Complete Fantasies, Choral Preludes (24/96 FLAC)
Berben: Muthel – Complete Fantasies, Choral Preludes (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Johann Gottfried Müthel
Performer: Leon Berben
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Aeolus
Size: 1.18 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Fantasie in E flat major
02. Choral Prelude “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”
03. Fantasie in G major
04. Choral Prelude “Was mein Gott will, gescheh allzeit”

Three variations on ‘Jesu, meine Freude’
05. I. Variation I
06. II. Variation II
07. III. Variation III

08. Fantasie in F major
09. Choral Prelude ‘O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid’
10. Praeludium in C major
11. Fugue Fantasy in C major
12. Fantasie in E flat major
13. Fantasie in G minor

Johann Gottfried Muthel may be counted among the most important and individual keyboard composers of northern Germany. Even though we know relatively little about his life and his oeuvre, Muthels works are considered to be the most important representatives of his epoch. His expressive tonal language and his individual way of composing can be experienced through his organ works, which are interpreted by Leon Berben in a stupendous manner. Leon Berben was the harpsichordist of Musica Antiqua Koln from 2000 until the ensemble dissolved in 2006. He has given concerts all over the world, and has recorded several albums both with his former ensemble and as a solo artist.

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