The Enlightenment Influence
MOZART – BEETHOVEN – HUMMEL
Organ of Trinity College, Cambridge
‘...carefully registered, neatly articulated and ideally paced playing... a very fine recording and plenty of historical interest’
Gramophone July 2017‘
Iain Quinn delivers this repertoire with great authority...’ Choir & Organ July/August 2017
‘...there’s the playing, which is immaculate and (not always guaranteed when immaculate), utterly charming. What seems to be just the right amount of breath permeates every piece, and the innumerable ornaments required are executed with flare and ease, never impeding the natural melodic flow Welshman Iain Quinn, now resident in the U.S., was born only in 1994, but plays with the authority of one much older. The combination of control and flare in the Mozart F minor Fantasia, for example, is electrifying...Wholeheartedly recommended. ’ Sydney Organ Journal Spring 2017
This new disc, recorded by Iain Quinn on the magnificent Metzler organ of Trinity College, Cambridge, contains all of the original solo organ works of Beethoven and Hummel, together with other works by Beethoven and Mozart originally written for mechanical organs. An unusual collection tracing the influence of the development of the Classical style on music for the organ.
Adagio and Allegro in F, KV 594 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 11:24
Adagio in F major, WoO 33, no 1 Ludwig van Beethoven 4:45
Scherzo in F major, WoO 33, no 2 Beethoven 1:44
Allegro in G major, WoO 33, no 3 Beethoven 2:12
Fugue in D major, WoO 31 Beethoven 2:18
Prelude through all the major keys, Op 39, no 1 Beethoven 5:21
Prelude through all the major keys, Op 39, no 2 Beethoven 3:42
Allegro non più molto in C major, WoO 33, no 4 Beethoven 7:16
Allegretto, WoO 33 in C major, WoO 33, no 5 Beethoven 4:04
Andante in F, KV 616 Mozart 7:58
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Op posth 7, nos 1 & 2
1 Prelude 1:52
2 Fugue 4:06
Ricercare in E minor, Op posth 8 Hummel 4:44
Un poco Andante in A flat major, Op posth 7, no 3 Hummel 3:01
Fugue in E flat, Op posth 7, no 4 Hummel 3:53
Fantasia in F minor, KV 608 Mozart 10:36
Total Playing time: 79:01
Iain Quinn is Assistant Professor of Organ at The Florida State University where he is also Coordinator of Sacred Music.
Iain Quinn was born in Cardiff, and in 1994 he moved to the USA for study at The Juilliard School, the University of Hartford (BM summa cum laude) and the Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University (MM), returning to the UK in 2009 as a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Durham (PhD historical musicology). During 2011 he was a Visiting Composer in Chapel at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and in 2012 a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. In 2017 he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, St Petersburg.
He has held church appointments in Durham (UK), New York and Connecticut, and from 2005–2010 served as Director of Cathedral Music & Organist at the Cathedral of St John (Episcopal), Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an organist and conductor he has released thirteen CDs on the Chandos, Hyperion, Naxos, Paulus and Raven labels. Concert performances have taken him to the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, and Russia.
He has completed editions of the previously unpublished organ works and early Christmas cantata of Samuel Barber, the complete organ works of Carl Czerny, the complete anthems of John Goss, and Czerny’s arrangement of Corelli’s Op. 5 Sonatas. He is the author of The Genesis and Development of an English Organ Sonata, and The Organist in Victorian Literature.