Simon Preston

Biography

Born: August 4, 1938; Bournemouth, Dorset, England  
Preston studied organ with C.H. Trevor at the Royal Academy of Music from 1956 to 1958. He later became an organ scholar at King's College Cambridge. His debut was at Festival Hall in 1962 in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass. From 1962-1967, Preston was sub-organist at Westminster Abbey, then proceeded to initiate his solo concert career. At this same time he began building his reputation as a harpsichordist. In 1970, Preston was named organist and Read more lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, and since 1981 has been organist of Westminster Abbey.

Preston is known not only for his impeccable technique, but also for his imaginative use of color. This latter quality has made him a leading exponent of the music of Messiaen and Liszt. His repertory encompasses the entire literature from the Baroque on, and his recording of the Handel concertos is highly esteemed. Read less
Prières Sans Paroles / Håkan Hardenberger, Simon Preston
Release Date: 07/24/2001   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1109   Number of Discs: 1
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Prières Sans Paroles / Håkan Hardenberger, Simon Preston
Release Date: 07/24/2001   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1109   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: August 4, 1938; Bournemouth, Dorset, England  
Preston studied organ with C.H. Trevor at the Royal Academy of Music from 1956 to 1958. He later became an organ scholar at King's College Cambridge. His debut was at Festival Hall in 1962 in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass. From 1962-1967, Preston was sub-organist at Westminster Abbey, then proceeded to initiate his solo concert career. At this same time he began building his reputation as a harpsichordist. In 1970, Preston was named organist and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro vivace
2. Allegro cantabile
3. Andantini quasi allegretto
4. Adagio
5. Toccata (Allegro)
1. Grave - Larghetto - Allegro con fuoco - Grave
2. Adagio - Lento
3. (Fugue) Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.4 No.1 HWV 289 - 1. Larghetto e staccato
Handel: Organ Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.4 No.1 HWV 289 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.4 No.1 HWV 289 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.1 In G Minor, Op.4 No.1 HWV 289 - 4. Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.2 In B Flat, Op.4 No.2 HWV 290 - A tempo ordinario e staccato
Handel: Organ Concerto No.2 In B Flat, Op.4 No.2 HWV 290 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.2 In B Flat, Op.4 No.2 HWV 290 - Adagio e staccato
Handel: Organ Concerto No.2 In B Flat, Op.4 No.2 HWV 290 - Allegro ma non presto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.3 In G Minor, Op.4 No.3 HWV 291 - 1. Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.3 In G Minor, Op.4 No.3 HWV 291 - 3. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.3 In G Minor, Op.4 No.3 HWV 291 - 4. Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.3 In G Minor, Op.4 No.3 HWV 291 - 5. Gavotte
Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 In F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 In F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 In F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.4 In F, Op.4 No.4 HWV 292 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.5 In F, Op.4 No.5 HWV 293 - 1. Larghetto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.5 In F, Op.4 No.5 HWV 293 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.5 In F, Op.4 No.5 HWV 293 - 3. Alla siciliana
Handel: Organ Concerto No.5 In F, Op.4 No.5 HWV 293 - 4. Presto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 1. Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 2. Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 3. Largo e piano
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 5. Organo ad libitum: Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.7 In B Flat, Op.7 No.1 HWV 306 - 6. Bourrée
Handel: Organ Concerto No.8 In A, Op.7 No.2 HWV 307 - Ouverture
Handel: Organ Concerto No.8 In A, Op.7 No.2 HWV 307 - A tempo ordinario
Handel: Organ Concerto No.8 In A, Op.7 No.2 HWV 307 - Organo ad libitum (Adagio)
Handel: Organ Concerto No.8 In A, Op.7 No.2 HWV 307 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.9 In B Flat, Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 - 1. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.9 In B Flat, Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 - 2. Organo ad libitum: Adagio - Fuga
Handel: Organ Concerto No.9 In B Flat, Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 - 3. Spiritoso
Handel: Organ Concerto No.9 In B Flat, Op.7 No.3 HWV 308 - 4. Menuet
Handel: Organ Concerto No.10 In D Minor, Op.7 No.4 HWV 309 - 1. Adagio
Handel: Organ Concerto No.10 In D Minor, Op.7 No.4 HWV 309 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.10 In D Minor, Op.7 No.4 HWV 309 - 3. Organo ad libitum: Fuga. Larghetto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.10 In D Minor, Op.7 No.4 HWV 309 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.11 In G Minor, Op.7 No.5 HWV 310 - Staccato ma non troppo allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.11 In G Minor, Op.7 No.5 HWV 310 - Andante larghetto e staccato
Handel: Organ Concerto No.11 In G Minor, Op.7 No.5 HWV 310 - Menuet
Handel: Organ Concerto No.11 In G Minor, Op.7 No.5 HWV 310 - Gavotte
Handel: Organ Concerto No.12 In B Flat, Op.7 No.6 HWV 311 - 1. Pomposo
Handel: Organ Concerto No.12 In B Flat, Op.7 No.6 HWV 311 - 2. Organo ad libitum: Air. Lentement
Handel: Organ Concerto No.12 In B Flat, Op.7 No.6 HWV 311 - 3. Air. A tempo ordinario
Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 In F -"Cuckoo And The Nightingale" HWV 295 - Larghetto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 In F -"Cuckoo And The Nightingale" HWV 295 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 In F -"Cuckoo And The Nightingale" HWV 295 - Larghetto
Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 In F -"Cuckoo And The Nightingale" HWV 295 - Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.14 In A HWV 296 - 1. Largo e staccato
Handel: Organ Concerto No.14 In A HWV 296 - 2. Organo ad libitum: Fuga. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.14 In A HWV 296 - 3. Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.14 In A HWV 296 - 4. Grave
Handel: Organ Concerto No.14 In A HWV 296 - 5. Allegro
Handel: Organ Concerto No.15 In D Minor HWV 304 - 1. Andante
Handel: Organ Concerto No.15 In D Minor HWV 304 - 2. Organo ad libitum: Adagio - Fuga
Handel: Organ Concerto No.15 In D Minor HWV 304 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Toccata
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Fugue
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 1. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Poco adagio
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 1b. Poco adagio
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 2. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato - Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 In C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony" - 2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - 1. (Allegro moderato)
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.2 In C Minor, BWV 526 - 1. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.2 In C Minor, BWV 526 - 2. Largo
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.2 In C Minor, BWV 526 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.3 In D Minor, BWV 527 - 1. Andante
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.3 In D Minor, BWV 527 - 2. Adagio e dolce
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.3 In D Minor, BWV 527 - 3. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.4 In E Minor, BWV 528 - 1. Adagio - Vivace
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.4 In E Minor, BWV 528 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.4 In E Minor, BWV 528 - 3. Un poco allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - 2. Largo
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.6 In G, BWV 530 - 1. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.6 In G, BWV 530 - 2. Lento
J.S. Bach: Sonata No.6 In G, BWV 530 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 531 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 531 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 536 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 - 1. Fantasy
J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" - 1. Prelude (Toccata)
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 "Dorian" - 2. Fuga
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 539 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 539 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Toccata (Prelude) and Fugue in F, BWV 540 - 1. Toccata
J.S. Bach: Toccata (Prelude) and Fugue in F, BWV 540 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - "Great" - 1. Fantasy
J.S. Bach: Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - "Great" - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fuge in B flat, BWV 544 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fuge in B flat, BWV 544 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In C, BWV 547 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In C, BWV 547 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor, BWV 548 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In E Minor, BWV 548 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In G, BWV 550 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In G, BWV 550 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - 1. Toccata
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 - 3. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Toccata
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In D Major, BWV 532 - Prelude
J.S. Bach: Prelude And Fugue In D Major, BWV 532 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Pastoral In F, BWV 590 - [1] in F major
J.S. Bach: Pastoral In F, BWV 590 - [2] in C major
J.S. Bach: Pastoral In F, BWV 590 - [3] in C minor
J.S. Bach: Pastoral In F, BWV 590 - [4] in F major
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In E, BWV 566 - 1. Toccata
J.S. Bach: Toccata And Fugue In E, BWV 566 - 2. Fugue
J.S. Bach: Fantasia In G, BWV 572 - Très vitement
J.S. Bach: Fantasia In G, BWV 572 - Gravement
J.S. Bach: Fantasia In G, BWV 572 - Lentement
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Passacaglia
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Fugue
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11 - 1. (without tempo indication)
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11 - 2. Grave
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11 - 3. Fuga
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11 - 4. Largo e spiccato
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 11 - 5. (Without tempo indication)
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 8 - 1. (Without Tempo Indication)
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 8 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.3 No. 8 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in C, BWV 594 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.7, No. 11 - 1. -
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in C, BWV 594 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.7, No. 11 - 2. Recitativ adagio
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in C, BWV 594 after Vivaldi's Concerto Op.7, No. 11 - 3. Allegro - solo
J.S. Bach: Concerto in G, BWV 592 - 1. -
J.S. Bach: Concerto in G, BWV 592 - 2. Grave
J.S. Bach: Concerto in G, BWV 592 - 3. Presto


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