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Playing and Pieces

The scandalous neglect of British and US-American concert hall organ-music is still going strong until today. By Wolfram Syré

2017-07-24

The scandalous neglect of British and US-American concert hall organ-music is still going strong until today. I. England I was very irritated seeing that the articles about e. g. William Thomas Best,...

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Who was the composer of Richard Wagner´s unwritten organ music ?

2017-07-18

Who was the composer of Richard Wagner´s unwritten organ music and
where can you find both Wagner's "Pilgrims-choir" (Tannhäuser) and ideas from a Bach-Prelude in the same composition?
By Wolf...

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Was Franz Schubert‘s »Winterreise« an inspiration for Félix-Alexandre Guilmant?

2017-07-16

Was Franz Schubert‘s »Winterreise« an inspiration for Félix-Alexandre Guilmant?
by Wolfram Syré

Unfortunately Lamentation Op. 45, 1 by Félix-Alexandre Guilmant is not very known but i...

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Hommage à Bach

2017-07-11

Hommage à Bach
by Wolfram Syré
The romantic French organ masters were deeply impressed by the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach. But the first approach to Bach's organ composition in Franc...

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The Art of the North German Organ - Part V

2017-07-01

The Art of the North German Organ - Part V (63)
written by Dr. Wolfram Syré

The technical design of the North German organ required, among other things, the minimum distance between the mai...

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The Art of the North German Organ - Part IV

2017-07-01

The Art of the North German Organ - Part IV (41)
written by Dr. Wolfram Syré

A close understanding of a) appropriate performance practice, b) the original instruments and c) the complete su...

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The Art of the North German Organ - Part III

2017-07-01

The Art of the North German Organ - Part III (24)
written by Dr. Wolfram Syré

PRAEAMBULUM, PRAELUDIUM, PRAELUDIUM ET FUGA, TOCCATA

Central to early North German Praeludia (the title ...

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The Art of the North German Organ - Part II

2017-07-01

The Art of the North German Organ - Part II (23)
written by Dr. Wolfram Syré

THE ORGANISTS

The repertory we know today of the North German Organ Baroque represents only a part of wha...

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The Art of the North German Organ - Part I

2017-07-01

The Art of the North German Organ - Part I (1)
written by Dr. Wolfram Syré

INTRODUCTION

In the world of organ music, North German Baroque is the most important of European regional s...

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Are you a GREAT Hymn-Player or an AWFUL one - and WHAT makes the difference?!?

2015-12-16

Someone once said to me, You are a great hymn-player!Someone also said to me, You are a terrible hymn-player!Fortunately, I don't get called a terrible hymn-player very often, or recently, but how did...

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