Johann N. David: Introitus, Choral and Fugue on a Theme of Anton Bruckner
Johann Nepomuk David is regarded, next to Max Reger, as one of the foremost exponents of contrapuntal tradition in the 20th century. The Introitus, Choral and Fugue for Organ and Nine Wind Instruments (two trumpets, four horns and three trombones) on a Theme by Anton Bruckner dates from 1939. The theme was jotted down by Bruckner while he was giving an organ recital in 1884. This highly sophisticated composition, remarkable for its thematic variety and intricate web of permutations and interconnections, is yet full of resplendent harmonies and hence a fitting tribute to Anton Bruckner.
Johannes Schaefer, Schuke-Organ of the Predigerkirche in Erfurt, Germany
Wind ensemble directed by Joerg-Peter Weigle
From Ars Vivendi CD 2100200
Recorded in 1981
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