Lionel Rogg

Biography

Born: April 21, 1936; Geneva, Switzerland  
Organist and composer Lionel Rogg was born in Geneva, Switzerland and educated at the Conservatory there, taking piano with Nikita Magaloff and organ with Pierre Segond. In 1961, Rogg gave the complete organ works of J.S. Bach in a series of ten recitals at Victoria Hall in Geneva. This established Rogg as one of the primary interpreters of Bach's organ music. His 1970 Angel recording of Bach's The Art of Fugue raised some controversy in critical Read more circles as Rogg dared to complete the "Contrapunctus 28," which Bach had left unfinished. In spite of the controversy, the disc earned the Grand Prix du Disque from the Charles Cros Academy that year. Rogg has gone on to record the entire organ works of Bach three times over, his Harmonia Mundi set available on CD. Another complete set of Buxtehude's organ music took the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize in 1980. He has also recorded extensively on the harpsichord and clavicembalo. His recorded output is not exclusively limited to the Baroque period, as he has also recorded the organ music of Liszt, Brahms, and Reger, among others.

Rogg has taught and performed worldwide. In 1972, he was named professor of organ at the Geneva Conservatory, which awarded Rogg an honorary doctorate in 1989. In 1993, he dedicated the new organ installed in Victoria Hall, and since has acted as the organist in charge of this Van der Heuvel instrument.

As a composer, Rogg started out in the early 1950s writing in the serial style favored at that time. His activities as composer broke off as his career as an organist picked up, and Rogg resumed writing only in the 1980s. Casting off the doctrine of serialism in these later works, Rogg's music incorporates a broad number of stylistic elements, adding up to a result that defies distinct categorization. Rogg favors the term "free" in describing his music and these newer compositions have gained wide acceptance in Europe. In his attitude towards serialism, Rogg seems to have been a bit ahead of younger composers working within the post-modern era. Among his notable compositions are the piano duet Face à Face, the Pièce for oboe and synthesizer, the Cantata Laudes organi, and the organ work Arcature. A disc of Rogg playing his organ music was released on Wergo in August 2000. Rogg is married and has three children; his son, Olivier, is a jazz pianist. Read less

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Biography

Born: April 21, 1936; Geneva, Switzerland  
Organist and composer Lionel Rogg was born in Geneva, Switzerland and educated at the Conservatory there, taking piano with Nikita Magaloff and organ with Pierre Segond. In 1961, Rogg gave the complete organ works of J.S. Bach in a series of ten recitals at Victoria Hall in Geneva. This established Rogg as one of the primary interpreters of Bach's organ music. His 1970 Angel recording of Bach's The Art of Fugue raised some controversy in critical Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Toccata And Fugue In E Major BWV 566 : Toccata
Toccata And Fugue In E Major BWV 566 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In C Major BWV 545 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In C Major BWV 545 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In C Major BWV 531 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In C Major BWV 531 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In G Minor BWV 535 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In G Minor BWV 535 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In C Minor BWV 549 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In C Minor BWV 549 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In D Major BWV 532 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In D Major BWV 532 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In G Major BWV 550 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In G Major BWV 550 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In E Minor BWV 533 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In E Minor BWV 533 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In A Minor BWV 551 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In A Minor BWV 551 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In A Major BWV 536 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In A Major BWV 536 : Fugue
Prelude And Fugue In D Minor BWV 539 : Prelude
Prelude And Fugue In D Minor BWV 539 : Fugue
Fantasia And Fugue In C Minor BWV 537 : Fantasia
Fantasia And Fugue In C Minor BWV 537 : Fugue
Toccata et Fugue en ré mineur BWV 565 : Toccata
Toccata Et Fugue En Ré Mineur BWV.565 : Fugue
Toccata, Adagio Et Fugue En Ut Majeur BWV.564 : Toccata
Toccata, Adagio et Fugue en ut majeur BWV.564 : Adagio
Toccata, Adagio Et Fugue En Ut Majeur BWV.564 : Fugue
Toccata Et Fugue En Ré Mineur BWV.538 : Toccata
Toccata Et Fugue En Ré Mineur BWV.538 : Fugue
Toccata Et Fugue En Fa Majeur BWV.540 : Toccata
Toccata Et Fugue En Fa Majeur BWV.540 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Ut Majeur BWV.547 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Ut Majeur BWV.547 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Si Mineur BWV.544 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Si Mineur BWV.544 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Sol Majeur BWV.541 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Sol Majeur BWV.541 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En La Mineur BWV.543 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En La Mineur BWV.543 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Ut Mineur BWV.546 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Ut Mineur BWV.546 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Mi Mineur BWV.548 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Mi Mineur BWV.548 : Fugue
Prélude Et Fugue En Fa Mineur BWV.534 : Prélude
Prélude Et Fugue En Fa Mineur BWV.534 : Fugue
Concerto in C major, BWV 594 (after Vivaldi Op.7 No.5) (2007 Digital Remaster): I. 1st Movement
Concerto in C major, BWV 594 (after Vivaldi Op.7 No.5) (2007 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Concerto in C major, BWV 594 (after Vivaldi Op.7 No.5) (2007 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Concerto in G major, BWV 592 (after Duke Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar): I. 1st Movement
Concerto in G major, BWV 592 (after Duke Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar): II. Grave
Concerto in G major, BWV 592 (after Duke Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar): III. Presto
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.11): I. 1st Movement
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.11): II. Largo
Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.11): III. 3rd Movement
Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.8): I. 1st Movement
Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.8): II. Adagio
Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (after Vivaldi Op.3 No.8): III. Allegro
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus I
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus II
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus III
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus IV
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus V
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (2007 Digital Remaster): Contrapunctus VI
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro moderato - Trio: Langsam
III. Adagio: Feierlich, langsam, doch nicht schleppend
IV. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
Concerto In A Minor BWV 593 : I 1st Movement
Concerto In A Minor BWV 593 : II Adagio
Concerto In A Minor BWV 593 : III Allegro
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue Pour Orgue En Ut Majeur BWV 564 : Toccata
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue Pour Orgue En Ut Majeur BWV 564 : Adagio
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue Pour Orgue En Ut Majeur BWV 564 : Fugue
Fantasy
Fugue
Fantasie
Fuge


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