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An Organ Recital


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From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Mendelssohn's six Organ Sonatas, written in 1844-5, at the request of a London publisher, are generally acknowledged to be among the finest of his compositions. Even the superior people, who turn up their noses at almost everything Mendelssohn wrote, usually except ' Fingal's Cave the ' Midsummer Night's Dream ' music and these Sonatas, from their scorn. And with reason. Mendelssohn was an exceptionally fine organist himself and on these, his only compositions for this favourite instrument, he worked with loving care, drawing on the depths of his musical nature for his material and exerting all his power as a craftsman to give that material perfect shape.
His labour was fully rewarded. He produced a group of works finer than anything which had so far been written for the organ since Bach's day.


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