German organist to kick off 22nd recital series at St. John’s in Bangor
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted July 17, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
The E.& G.G. Hook organ, Opus 288, in St. John Catholic Church in Bangor will be featured this summer during the 22nd Summer Recital Series. The free concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.
BANGOR, Maine — The 22nd Summer Recital Series sponsored by St. John’s Organ Society will begin Thursday, July 24, with a performance by German organist Rudolf Innig at St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St.
Innig will perform the music of J.S. Bach, Horatio Parker, Felix Mendelssohn, and Josef Rheinberger at 7:30 p.m.
“A highly-acclaimed recitalist and recording artist, Innig studied organ, piano, church music, music education and musicology in Germany and France and won prizes in several organ competitions,” Kevin Birch, who organizes the concert series,” said Wednesday in an email. “Concerts, recitals, and radio recordings have taken him to almost all the European countries and to North America, Russia, Japan and Korea.”
Innig’s concert will be the first of six through Aug. 28 on Maine’s largest 19th century tracker-action pipe organ — E. & G. G. Hook’s Opus 288, which was built in 1860 in Boston.
Horatio Parker Vier Orgelstücke op. 66 (1908)
(1863 - 1919) Festival Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach Choral Prelude 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele' BWV 654 (1739)
(1685 – 1750) from "EighteenLeipzigChorales"
"Wenn mir das Leben alles genommen hätte, dieses Stück würde mich trösten." (Felix Mendelssohn)
„If my life had taken everything, this piece would comfort me." (Felix Mendelssohn)
Felix Mendelssohn Sonata f - Minor op. 65 Nr. 1 (1844)
(1809 – 1847) Allegro moderato e serioso
Allegro assai vivace
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Sonata A flat - Major op. 65 (1871)
(1839 – 1901) Grave - Allegro
Finale (Fuga – Allegro)
Rudolf Innig, Organ