Works of Franz Liszt Played by Ken Cowan on the Quimby Pipe Organ at First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Liszt’s organ works, demanding as they are of a powerful instrument with a rich orchestral palette, are extraordinarily well-served by the Quimby pipe organ at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Conceived in the American Symphonic tradition of organ building, the instrument offers a vast range of timbral and dynamic possibilities. It does justice to the depth and breadth of Liszt’s organ music, which is written in orchestral terms and on a grand scale.
Although the organs known to the composer himself were limited in their ability to imitate a brass chorus, for instance, or solo woodwinds, or even an ensemble of orchestral strings, Liszt’s music thrives on drama and color. The Quimby organ in Jackson offers a wealth of reed, flute and string stops designed to emulate the scope of a symphony orchestra. The instrument’s responsive key action also makes it possible to properly articulate Liszt’s fleeting passagework.
Liszt’s music demands careful consideration from the interpreter, as it is often rhapsodic and free-spirited in gesture, and quasi-improvisatory in structure, encouraging a wide range of interpretative freedom.
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