On his third CD, organist Eugenio Maria Fagiani presents powerful and virtuosic performances of his original compositions and arrangements. With the help of the Späth organ at St. George’s Church, Riedlingen, he demonstrates the art of organ playing at its finest. Includes first recordings!
Eugenio Maria Fagiani, organ
EUGENIO MARIA FAGIANI
VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES OP. 96
TRANSKRIPTION VON W. A. MOZART: ADAGIO, AUS GRAN PARTITA KV 361
SHOUT FOR JOY TO THE LORD, ALL THE EARTH (SYMPHONIC SUITE OP. 102)
PUSZTASZABOLCS SUITE OP. 97
IMPROVISATION ÜBER AVE MARIS STELLA
LAUDA SION SALVATOREM (TANZ-TOCCATA OP. 95)
English booklet enclosed (32 pages) / German booklet enclosed / con note in italiano
Total recording time: 63:02 | Format: 1 Audio-CD
Recording: 06/2010 – Pfarrkirche St. Georg, Riedlingen a. d. Donau, Germany
(p) & (c) SPEKTRAL 2012 | Series SPEKTRAL CLASSICS
Order No.: SRL4-12109 | GTIN (EAN): 4260130381097
He studied with M° Enzo Corti in Milan and got and Organ and Composition Diploma at the “Luca Marenzio” Conservatorium in Brescia. He also graduated in Musicology at the SPFM in Cremona-Pavia University with a graduation thesis on »Marcel Duprè and the art of improvisation«. He took part to several specialization courses in interpretation with Nigel Allcoat, Ewald Kooiman, Piet Kee, Daniel Roth, Gillian Weir and Naji Hakim. Later on he specialized in the art of improvisation with: Nigel Allcoat, Jurgen Essl, Peter Planyavsky and Naji Hakim. He also went thoroughly into the study of Music Analysis with Marcel Bitsch.
He regularly performs in Europe, the United States and Canada on some of the most important instruments including the: Brucknerorgel della Skt. Florian Stiftsbasilika in Skt. Florian, Linz (A); Domkirche, Eisenstadt (A); St. Clement’s Church, Rathgeb Memorial Organ at Deer Park United Church e St. James Anglican Cathedral in Toronto (CDN); Église Unie St. James, Montreal (CDN); Église Chalmers-Wesley, Quebec City (CDN); Kollegiorgel, Schwyz (CH); Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis Kirche, Berlin (D); Ottobeuren Stiftsbasilika (D); Ulmer Muenster (D); St. Jakobs-Kirche, Rothenburg o.d. Tauber (D); Saint Saviour’s Church, Jerusalem (IL); Bialystok’s Cathedral (PL); Olsztyn’s Cathedral (PL); Temple Church, Southwark Cathedral and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London (UK); King’s College Chapel, Cambridge (UK); Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. (USA); St. Thomas (Episcopal) Church,
St. Patrick’s Cathedral e St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City (USA); Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Rochester MI (USA); Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA); Santuario della Verna (I); Basilica di S. Vitale, Ravenna (I); Duomo di Messina (I). He is invited to hold masterclasses and lectures for several important musical institutions around Europe and North America as Trinity Hall (Cambridge University, UK) and the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto (CDN).
In 2008 he was appointed as Guest Organist of the Franciscan Shrine of La Verna, Arezzo. He combines this position with the one as Titular Organist of the S.Ambrogio Provostal Church in Merate, Lecco, where he got the appointment in 2010. In the same year he began the collaboration as organist with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi”, with which he has recorded also for the Italian’s state broadcasting company Radio Tre Rai. With the orchestra, in the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy he performed Britten’s War Requiem at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the baton of Xian Zhang.
His compositions entail pieces for organ, chamber groups, orchestra and choir and are published by Carrara, Turris and Delatour France. His organ works, commissioned by several European and North American Organ Festivals, are in the repertoire of some of the most celebrated artists like John Scott, Stephen Tharp, Torsten Laux, Johannes Geffert, Carol Williams, Robert Kovács and Massimo Nosetti. He is also the author of a renowned series of organ transcriptions. With the CD Crucis Christi Mons Alvernae, recorded with the choir of La Verna’s friars, obtained the “Recording of the year 2009” acknowledgement from Alias, cultural review of the National newspaper Il Manifesto, by the director of the contemporary music review Konsequenz.
Further information: www.eugeniomariafagiani.com