Organ at an Exhibition
For his debut solo CD for Move Records, organist Dominic Perissinotto decided upon three magnificent Romantic works to showcase one of Australia's finest pipe organs, the Grand Organ in the Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle.
After his successful duo CD with trumpeter Anthony Pope, the West Australian-based organist, Dominic Perissinotto presents his debut solo CD for Move Records - Organ at an Exhibition.
This exciting new recording presents three magnificent Romantic works on one of Australia's finest pipe organs, the Grand Organ in the Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle. The works of Guilmant, Schumann and Mussorgsky demand an instrument capable of projecting the wide dynamic and tonal contrasts. With 6 divisions (Great, Swell, Positive, Choir, Bombarde and Pedal) spread over four manuals and pedal, and used in combination with the smaller Transept Organ, there is virtually no end to the possible combination of tonal colours.
Dominic Perissinotto is one of Australia's most prolific performers, widely sought after as a soloist and accompanist. In promoting his passion for the pipe organ not only as a church instrument, but also as a concert and ensemble instrument, Dominic has worked with a number of musicians throughout Australia and Europe.
“full of variety ... The organist demonstrates technical and musical mastery of the instrument and imagination in the choice of registration ... we are enriched by this listening experience.”
— Graham Devenish, In The Pipeline
- Introduction and Allegro 9:27
- Pastorale 5:12
- Final 7:20
- Fugue No. 4 on Bach, Op. 60 Robert Schumann 6:50
- Promenade 1:22
- Gnomus 3:04
- Promenade :49
- The Old Castle 4:24
- Promenade :30
- Tuileries (dispute between children at play) 1:01
- The Oxen (Bydlo) 2:30
- Promenade :48
- Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks 1:34
- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 2:29
- Promenade 1:24
- Limoges - The Market 1:45
- Catacombae - A Roman Sepulchre 2:27
- Promenade, con Mortuis in Lingua Mortua 2:13
- Baba Yaga, the Hut on Fowl's Legs 4:41
- The Great Gate of Kiev 6:27
Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42 Alexandre Guilmant
Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky
- Dominic Perissinotto · organ
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Robert Schumann was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era.