Article in French.
Introduction to the article on the liszt-franz.com website:
This article is about Bernhard Ruchti’s book “‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’ by Franz Liszt… The most powerful work ever heard on the organ…’, Ad nos as an open door to the discovery of hidden performance practices of the nineteenth century.” With his skills at the organ, the musicologist, pianist and composer Bernhard Ruchti subtly dives into Liszt’s masterpiece, composed in 1850 in Weimar, known and appreciated by by all organists. Diane Kolin, resident of Canada, eclectic musicologist and music lover, is passionate about Beethoven and Liszt. In this article she presents Bernhard Ruchti’s book. Unfortuanetly, only the German speakers will be able to read it. For the others, a translation would be most welcome.
My contribution to this book consisted in proofreading, particularly all excerpts in French, and the suggestion of a new section bringing the score of Ad nos and the important comments made by Bernhard Ruchti closer. As a musicologist, I like to follow the score of a studied piece. I proposed a musical analysis section in the form of a table integrating measure numbers, temporal markers from the CD of Ad nos recorded by Ruchti, and the key comments. This section has been added to the book.
Link to the article on ResearchGate:
Presentation of the book by the author:
Buy the book (in German):
“… das Gewaltigste, was ich je auf der Orgel gehört habe”: Franz Liszts Ad Nos als Tor zur Wiederentdeckung einer verborgenen Aufführungspraxis des 19. Jahrhunderts
More information about Bernhard Ruchti (in English and German):