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Stephen Tharp performs Liszt at St. Luke's in Evanston

Recording of the pipe organ built by the Skinner Organ Company for St. Luke's in Evanston, Illinois. Stephen Tharp performs his transcription of Liszt's Sonata in B Minor.
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The pipe organ at the Parish Church of Saint Luke in Evanston, Illinois is one of the landmark pipe organs in the United States. The pipe organ was installed by the Skinner Company of Boston in 1921 and was fully restored by the A. Thompson-Allen Company. Stephen Tharp, known as one of America's most active concert organists, performs some of the transcriptions for which he has become internationally famous. The centerpiece of the disc is Franz Liszt's piano masterpiece, the Sonata in b Minor, adapted by Tharp for the pipe organ in an electrifyingly colorful performance. Also heard are transcriptions of Handel and Barber (with soprano Susan Lewis), Karg-Elert's late work, Passacaglia and Fugue on B.A.C.H., and the Stanford hymn "St. Patrick's Breastplate."


The booklet contains an article by Stephen Tharp on the recording sessions, essays on the music and Ernest Skinner, a detailed stoplist and many photos taken inside the pipe organ.


There still are a limited number of CDs available for this title.


1 Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture George Frideric Handel
2 Sonata in b minor: Lento assai -- Allegro energico Franz Liszt
3 Sonata in b minor: Grandioso Franz Liszt
4 Sonata in b minor: Cantando espressivo Franz Liszt
5 Sonata in b minor: Pesante -- Recitativo Franz Liszt
6 Sonata in b minor: Andante sostenuto Franz Liszt
7 Sonata in b minor: Quasi adagio Franz Liszt
8 Sonata in b minor: Allegro energico Franz Liszt
9 Sonata in b minor: Piu mosso Franz Liszt
10 Sonata in b minor: Contando espressivo senza slentare Franz Liszt
11 Sonata in b minor: Stretta quasi Prest -- Presto -- Prestissimo Franz Liszt
12 Sonata in b minor: Andante sostenuto -- Allegro moderato -- Lento assai Franz Liszt
13 St. Patrick's Breastplate Charles Stanford
14 Sure on this shining night Samuel Barber
15 Passacaglia and Fugue on B.A.C.H.: Passacaglia Sigfrid Karg-Elert
16 Passacaglia and Fugue on B.A.C.H.: Fugue Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location