DOROTHY YOUNG RIESS ORGAN RECITAL 2009
Dr. Riess performed her 77th birthday recital in 2009 at First Christian Church, Las Vegas NV, in memory of her father, Roy Wallace Young, The American Violinist, on the 50th anniversary of his death. This CD was recorded live during the performance on Edirol R-09 and features a world premiere of her arrangement for organ of "Canzonetta" composed by her father when she was six years old. She also included her arrangements of two of her dad's favorite concert violin pieces, "Liebesfreud" by Fritz Kreisler, and "24th Caprice" by Paganini for pedal solo.Buy this CD at CD Baby
DOROTHY YOUNG RIESS ORGAN RECITAL 2006
Reissue of 75th birthday celebration organ recital at UNLV - the first and only recording of this organ in the world - featuring the very difficult "Passacaglia quasi Toccata on B-A-C-H" by Milos Sokola. The program also included the "Prelude and Fugue in B Minor for Piano" by Mendelssohn, transcribed for organ by Bossart, and the stunning "Rhapsody in C# Minor" by Howells. Digital recording of live performance by UNLV Recording Studios remastered and edited by Dr. Dorothy.Buy this CD at CD Baby.
DOROTHY YOUNG RIESS ORGAN MUSIC FROM OU
Classical organ music played on the Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Fisk Organ at The University of Oklahoma by Dorothy Young Riess, M.D. The occasion was a reunion in 2005 of Miss Andrews' Students. Present were several of Dr. Dorothy's classmates and Bob Whitley, winner of the first American Guild of Organists competition in 1950. Dorothy won in 1952. She played the Fisk for Bob and her friends on Friday afternoon, and inspired by the music, the glorious organ, her friends and the spirit of Mildred Andrews, returned the next morning at 5:00 AM to record this CD using a Tascam DAT recorder! She performed this same program two weeks later at All Saints Episcopal Church, Las Vegas NV.Buy this CD at CD Baby
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ORGAN MASTERS SERIES VOLUME I
An interesting collection of recordings from two locales including Yale University, Woolsey Hall, and All Saints Episcopal, Pasadena CA, featuring drummer Timm Boatman. Dr. Dorothy recorded the Reger "Hallelujah..." at Yale University in 1959 on a professional reel-to-reel recorder, and the tape sat in a storage box for 30 years! It was rediscovered and painstakingly digitally remastered by Wally Brown. "Bach Plus One" was a collaboration with freelance drummer Boatman to play Bach with a jazz beat. The setup in the church (late at night) included a big beach umbrella over the drum set to contain the sound. Originally recorded on professional Sony cassette tape, it was digitally remastered by Dr. Dot to produce this recording.Buy this CD at CD Baby.