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There are apparently three organ sonatas by Borowski. Has anyone ever played/heard any of them, and what did you think?

 

I've got a score of his Deuxieme Sonate pour Grande Orgue and it seems a pleasant enough work. The title page and end papers are almost entirely in French, and the registration and expression marks in both French and English. This is odd, because the composer was English and so, I believe, was his publisher, Laudy & Co. I take it French composers were selling better than English ones in 1906!

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There are apparently three organ sonatas by Borowski. Has anyone ever played/heard any of them, and what did you think?

 

I've got a score of his Deuxieme Sonate pour Grande Orgue and it seems a pleasant enough work. The title page and end papers are almost entirely in French, and the registration and expression marks in both French and English. This is odd, because the composer was English and so, I believe, was his publisher, Laudy & Co. I take it French composers were selling better than English ones in 1906!

His music, esp. the sonatas, enjoyed a great vogue on organ recitals in the states c.1925-45.

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There are apparently three organ sonatas by Borowski. Has anyone ever played/heard any of them, and what did you think?

 

I've got a score of his Deuxieme Sonate pour Grande Orgue and it seems a pleasant enough work. The title page and end papers are almost entirely in French, and the registration and expression marks in both French and English. This is odd, because the composer was English and so, I believe, was his publisher, Laudy & Co. I take it French composers were selling better than English ones in 1906!

 

 

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I was having a dig around, and lo and behold, out popped a copy of Borowski's 1st Sonata in A minor.

 

I shall have a try through it, and let you know if it is any good.

 

Apparently, Borowski was born in Kendal to Polish parents, before dashing off to Chicago for the rest of his life.

 

With two out of the three Sonatas to hand, we could have a whole lunch-time devoted to obscure Lake District composers!

 

MM

 

 

PS: I also discovered some music by a certain Anton Vorodinski, which turns out to be a pseudonym for Ketelby!!!!!

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There are apparently three organ sonatas by Borowski. Has anyone ever played/heard any of them, and what did you think?

 

I've got a score of his Deuxieme Sonate pour Grande Orgue and it seems a pleasant enough work. The title page and end papers are almost entirely in French, and the registration and expression marks in both French and English. This is odd, because the composer was English and so, I believe, was his publisher, Laudy & Co. I take it French composers were selling better than English ones in 1906!

 

 

I have a copy of the First Suite. It did nothing for me when I read it through some years ago.

If opinion here indicates is that this man was a genius, I will dig it out again.

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