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Playing and Pieces

Playing Widor's 1. Symphonie in its first version from 1876 - by Wolfram Syré

2017-09-22

Widor created more than one new versions of his symphonies. For to say it directly: He composed against the Italian-opera inspirated French romnatic organ music. The technique of composition should ha...

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What about the use of symphonic British organs of the Romantic periode? By Wolfram Syré

2017-08-01

What about the use of symphonic British organs of the Romantic periode?There are written and unwritten laws for the use of convenient organs concerning organ music of every school.The revival of the o...

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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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