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The Organs of St. Thomas, Leipzig / Bohme

Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6117  
Composer:  Dietrich BuxtehudeJohann Sebastian BachJohann Ludwig KrebsCarl Piutti,   ... 
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

St. Thomas, dating back to the twelfth century, is a musical landmark for the city of Leipzig, in which renowned composers like Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and Felix Mendelsson Bartholdy worked. Johann Sebastian Bach was the Thomaskantor here from 1723 to 1750, the world-famous Thomanerchor sings motets here every Saturday, and here resounds the wonderful music played on the instrument Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once declared the "Queen of Instruments" and about which the poet Honore de Balzac said, "The organ is without a doubt the greatest, boldest and most magnificent of all instruments. It is an entire orchestra form which a skilled hand can demand everything." St. Thomas houses not one but two organs wtihin its Read more walls. In 1889 Wilhelm Sauer built the organ, named after him, in the west choir loft. On the north gallery, the Bach Organ has stoody since 2000. The Sauer Organ has over 88 stops, and the Bach Organ, whose facade is adorned with the seal of the famous Thomakantor, has 61 stops. "Soli Deo Gloria" - Glory to God alone - is the motto by which Bach wrote his music. Even the organ music in the church services, motets and church concerts, which fills the nave architecture of the St. Thomas, reflects this proclamation. On the album "The Organs of St. Thomas, Leipzig", Thomasorganist Ullrich Bohme plays works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Leon Boellmann, Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Carl Piutti. Read less

Works on This Recording

Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Trio Sonata for Organ no 6 in G major, BWV 530 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Fantasia for Organ no 8 in F major "a gusto italiano" by Johann Ludwig Krebs
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Fest-Hymnus, for organ, Op. 20 by Carl Piutti
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65: no 2 in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Suite Gothique, Op. 25 by Léon Boëllmann
Performer:  Ullrich Böhme (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 

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