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Die Domorgeln von Friedrich Ladegast: Merseburg / Schonheit


Release Date: 06/21/2019 
Label:  Querstand   Catalog #: 1810  
Composer:  David Hermann EngelJohann Wolfgang FranckJohann Sebastian BachFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Michael SchönheitBritta SchwarzAndreas HartmannAndreas Scheibner
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Friedrich Ladegast was one of the most important organ builders of the second half of the 19th century. He was born in 1818 in Hochhermsdorf, and so the musical world has recently celebrated his 200th birthday. On behalf of this occasion Querstand has released two albums which contain the programs of the first concerts played at two of the greatest Ladegast Organs: the Merseburg Cathedral organ and the Organ at Schwerin Cathedral. Ladegast completed the Merseburg Cathedral Organ in 1855, and the memorable inaugural concert went down in history. Four organists took part in the program: David Hermann Engel, Franz Liszt, Alexander Winterberger and Hermann Schellenberg. For this program, the works are performed by Michael Schonheit. Friedrich Ladegast was one of the most important organ builders of the second half of the 19th century. He was born in 1818 in Hochhermsdorf, and so the musical world has recently celebrated his 200th birthday. On behalf of this occasion Querstand has released two albums which contain the programs of the first concerts played at two of the greatest Ladegast Organs: the Merseburg Cathedral organ and the Organ at Schwerin Cathedral. Ladegast completed the Merseburg Cathedral Organ in 1855, and the memorable inaugural concert went down in history. Four organists took part in the program: David Hermann Engel, Franz Liszt, Alexander Winterberger and Hermann Schellenberg. For this program, the works are performed by Michael Schonheit. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 16 by David Hermann Engel
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
2.
Sacred Songs (2) for Alto and Organ by Johann Wolfgang Franck
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ), Britta Schwarz (Alto)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Germany 
3.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Britta Schwarz (Alto), Michael Schönheit (Organ), Andreas Hartmann (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Fantasy and Fugue for Organ, S 259 "Ad nos, ad salutarem" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Elijah, Op. 70: It is enough by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ), Andreas Scheibner (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
7.
Fantasy for Organ, Op. 3: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" by Hermann Schellenberg
Performer:  Michael Schönheit (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 

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