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The organ music of Johann Gottfried Walther (1684 - 1748) by Dr. Wolfram Syré


I start now a series of recordings which will give an overview over the organ compositions of Johann Gottfried Walther.
Johann Gottfried had lessons with Johann Bernhard Bach and Johann Hinrich But...

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Playing Henry Smart (1813 - 1879) - Smart but not "smart" by Dr. Wolfram Syré


Playing Henry Smart (1813 - 1879) - Smart but not "smart" by Dr. Wolfram Syré

My first piece of Henry Smart I studied was his Festive March. This solemn March in the style of classicism has th...

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Playing Johann Ludwig Krebs by Dr. Wolfram Syré


Difficult stuff ... Working with the organ music of Johann Ludwig Krebs invites to enter a large world of a Johann-Sebastian-Bach-nostalgy. Krebs fights for to find his own place and style therein. Kr...

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Guillaume Lasceux and his Compendium "Essay théorique et pratique" by Dr. Wolfram Syré


Guillaume Lasceux (1740-1831) was since 1758 organist of the church Saint-Martin-de-Chevreuse at Paris. In 1769 he hold the post as organist of church of the Mathurins, and additionally as organist of...

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Louis Marchand and the organ music around him


Louis Marchand and the organ music around him
by Dr. Wolfram Syré
Luois Marchand was born in 1669 at Lyon.
After the Marchand family had moved to Nevers had been offered the post as organist...

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Terms and Conditions Update


We want to give users a heads up that we have updated the site's terms and conditions.

Effective on Monday May 25, 2020 the following terms and conditions will be required by all users to ...

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Inspired Acoustics Competition


We invite you to the first Inspired Acoustics virtual organ music making contest!
What is this contestIn these challenging times of the Coronavirus emergency, music is more needed than ever. This c...

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the harpsichord. By Dr. Wolfram Syré


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the harpsichord.

It is unusual to play Mozart on the harpsichord today. But Mozart itself played very often on the harpsichord. Ludwig van Beethoven called Mozart a ...

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Playing Georg Muffat by Dr. Wolfram Syré


Playing Georg Muffat

Georg Muffat was born in 1653 at Megève (Savoyen). He studied in Paris (1663-1669) and in Rome (1680) with Bernardo Pasquini. Among his friends were Jean-Baptiste, Lully, ...

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Playing Johann Gottlob Töpfer and Bach's Passacaglia


Playing Johann Gottlob Töpfer and Bach's PassacagliaBy Dr. Wolfram Syré
Johann Gottlob Töpfer was born in 1791 at Niederrossla. He was Professor at the Academy for teachers at Weimar and from 18...

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