This week, Michael Barone shines a spotlight on the work of the contemporary Swiss composer Carl Rütti. We'll hear his 2010 Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion, But first, a recording of Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva, commissioned in 1960 to inaugurate a new organ for the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
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Samuel Barber: Toccata Festiva, Op. 36 Orchestra of the Pfalztheater, Kaiserslautern; Uwe Sandner, conductor; Mario Schubiger, percussion; Felix Hell (1965 Oberlinger/Stiftskirche, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Carl Rütti: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion; State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Novosibirsk; Rainer Held, conductor; Martin Heini (1996 Goll/St. Katarina Parish Church, Horw, Switzerland)
Carl Rütti: Tongues of Fire Martin Heini (1996 Goll/St. Katarina Parish Church, Horw, Switzerland)