Winfried Bonig – Symphonie Passion (2021) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Winfried Bonig – Symphonie Passion (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/88,2kHz | Time – 01:07:255 minutes | 957 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Aeolus

Cathedral organist Winfried B”onig plays works by Dupr’e, Barber, Messiaen, Howells on the Klais organs of Cologne Cathedral.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of the French composer Marcel Dupr’e (1886-1971), we have yesterday released a new, purely digital album.

Dupr’e’s “Symphonie Passion” is the centerpiece of this new recording. Furthermore, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” is heard in an organ version, Herbert Howells’ third “Psalm Prelude”, Olivier Messiaen’s “Apparition de l”eglise ‘eternelle” as well as the experimental work “Lux et Color” by Winfried B”onig, which uses the organ in a completely different way: within just under 10 minutes, 11,000 tone impulses are generated via MIDI by the organ itself. This corresponds to about 18 notes per second! At the same time, the organist then “plays” with the stop buttons, creating surprising and unheard-of timbres over and over again. An extremely exciting listening experience! By the way, the work was inspired by the south transept window by Gerhard Richter in Cologne Cathedral, which was completed in 2007.

1. Symphonie Passion, Op. 23: I. Le monde dans l’attente du seigneur (07:43)
2. Symphonie Passion, Op. 23: II. Nativit’e (08:42)
3. Symphonie Passion, Op. 23: III. Crucifixion (08:07)
4. Symphonie Passion, Op. 23: IV. R’esurrection (07:46)
5. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (09:17)
6. Psalm-Preludes, Op. 32: III. Lento serioso (07:38)
7. Apparition de l”eglise ‘eternelle (08:25)
8. Lux et color (09:47)