> OLEY Organ Music [RV]: Classical Reviews- February 2002 MusicWeb-International

2020
52,943 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here

     
  
 

 

International mailing


  Founder: Len Mullenger             Editor in Chief: John Quinn               Contact Seen and Heard here  


Some items
to consider



£11 post-free anywhere
(currently suspended)


TROUBADISC

100th birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas


Bruno Monteiro (violin)


More Preludes to Chopin
Kenneth Hamilton (piano)


Gloriæ Dei Cantores


Review
Special Price and we are still delivering


Recordings of the Month

April

Feinberg Piano Sonatas


Schoenberg Violin Concerto


Early Keyboard


Nun Danket Alle Gott
Now Everyone Thanks God

March


Haydn Scottish Songs


Choral Music


Liszt Sonata


Renaissance Bohemia

February


Hahn Complete Songs


Piano Sonatas 6,7,8 Osborne


 
REVIEW

 


 



Johann Christoph OLEY (1738 1789)
Jan Van Mol/ The Organ of Steinfeld Basilika.
Rec 1990s?
PAVANE ADW 7314 Full price [c 60 mins?]

 

Experience Classicsonline

Johann Oley was a new name to me. He was born in Bernburg in Thuringia in 1738. In 1749 he had been a pupil of Bach but in 1755 was named organist in his home town of Aschersleben where he had at his disposal a better organ.

Four books of choral preludes were published and the programme here is based upon these works. In all we hear chorales, neatly played by Jan Van Mol on the organ of Steinfeld Basilica. The organ dating from 1727 is the ideal vehicle for this music and the tuning is exemplary. The booklet is adequate with full organ specification and colour picture of the instrument.

The only quibble I had was that occasionally the pedals sounded behind the manuals, otherwise the performances are delightful and for those who like to explore newly recorded works, the CD is to be recommended.

Robert Vaughan



 



Untitled Document


Reviews from previous months
Join the mailing list and receive a hyperlinked weekly update on the discs reviewed. details
We welcome feedback on our reviews. Please use the Bulletin Board
Please paste in the first line of your comments the URL of the review to which you refer.