KHCD-2013-034DL (STEREO) - Franz Schmidt: Piano Quintet in G; Weinachtspastortale - Jörg Demus, piano; Variations and Fugue on a Original Theme for Organ and Brass Ensemble (only available recording) - Brass ensemble/Alois Forster playing the organ of the Wiener Hofburgkapelle - Franz Schmidt's musical style is firmly rooted in the late Austrian Romantic style, with a unique stylistic harmonic signature. The Piano Quintet was originally written for left-hand-alone piano and string quartet; this recording uses the 1954 arrangement by Freidrich Wuhrer for both hands. The recording is from a Preiser LP. The Variations on an Original Theme (based on "King's Fanfares" from the opera Fredigundis) and Fugue for Organ and Brass from 1925 received its first and only recording on an Elite Special LP, from which this transcription is taken. Both rare LPs used for this CD/download are from the personal collection of John Proffitt. All CD artwork is included.