at the end of the long Corona - winter, I warmly welcome you to my website! I can finally announce some concerts and hope sincerely that they will take place as real concert events. You will also find information about my biography, CD recordings and other publications here.
Organ concerts 2021
In the international 'Year of the Organ' I present a program with works by Georg Friedrich Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Olivier Messiaen and César Franck. Five of the most important organists and composers, whose works have sparked my interest since my youth until the present days. So it's kind of a 'five star' program. You can find details about this in the 'upcoming concerts' and in my 'CD releases'.
In autumn 2020 the label MDG (www.mdg.de) released my new recording with the early symphonic works by Anton Bruckner, which was made on the large Goll organ in the Marktkirche in Hanover. The SACD contains the overture in G minor WAB 98, the orchestral pieces WAB 96 and 97 and the Symphony in F minor (WAB 98).
In the 'Publications' category under 'Music' you will also find some recordings (e.g. the early organ cycles by Olivier Messiaen or all the organ works by Johannes Brahms) that I can offer as vinyl records in LP format.
In this section you can see my own editions of organ music, which I also offer for sale. These include my organ transcriptions of Anton Bruckner's early symphonic works: the four orchestral pieces and the overture in G minor in one booklet, as well as the symphonies in F minor (1863), C minor No. 1 (1865/66) and D minor (1869) each in two issues.In addition, you will find previously unpublished organ works by Franz Lachner and Samuel Barber, but also my organ version of 'Rhapsody in Blue' by George Gershwin. All works can also be found as CD recordings under 'Publications'. I would particularly like to draw your attention to the SACD 'Variations on America' that was created on the large Walcker-Skinner organ in the Methuen Memorial Hall.
Here you will find further publications, individual articles from magazines and encyclopedias (Handbook of Organ Music, Lexicon of Organ Music and MGG) on specific musical topics as well as printed brochures on concert projects ('Messiaen-Festival-Coesfeld' in the presence of the composer Olivier Messiaen in 1980, 'Rheinberger Music Festival 2005') or through the pianist Prof. Hans-Martin Theopold, my former teacher at the Detmold University of Music.
Have fun reading, leafing through, or listening!