Oskar Merikanto
Complete Works and Transcriptions for Organ

Jan Lehtola, organ



Booklet with liner notes in English and Finnish


March 2001

Catalogue No.:
ODE 973-2


Track listing

CD 66:27
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
1 Häähymni (Wedding hymn) 5:20
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
2 Sarabande in D minor BWV 806 (arr. O. Merikanto) 2:43
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
3 Postlude in D major, Op. 88/2 7:59
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
4 Abendlied, Op. 85/12 (arr. O. Merikanto) 3:28
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
5 Postlude in E flat major, Op. 88/1 6:39
6 Fantasia and Chorale "Suomi surussa" (Finland in mourning) (1899) 9:24
7 Postlude in F major, Op. 88/3 5:27
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
8 Sarabande in E minor BWV 810 (arr. O. Merikanto) 2:56
Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924)
9 Concert Fantasia (1890) 7:30
10 Rukous (A Prayer) 3:00
11 Passacaglia in F sharp minor, Op. 80 10:33

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Press review

The technical aspect of the recording is excellent. (...) This release is welcome.
Ralph Blakely, American Record Guide, March 2002

Jan Lehtola revels in the rich and pungent registrations of the Doesburg Walcker Organ, built in 1916, and his performances are assured, shapely, and completely convincing.
Jed Distler,

Diese Aufnahme ist beides: Repertoireergänzung und Referenz.

Musica Sacra, January 2002

Complete description

This CD contains the complete works and transcriptions for organ by  Oskar Merikanto, who at his time was the leading organ virtuoso in Finland. Finnish organist Jan Lehtola plays the 4-manual, 75-stop Walcker Organ built in 1916 in the Martinikerk of Doesburg, The Netherlands.