A selection of reviews from previous concerts:

 

 

2016

 

 

 

2015

Hanover Marktkirche (DE) March 9, 2015

Organ works by Händel/de Lange, Szymanowski and Nowowiejski

 

 

 

2014

BerlinSt. Matthias and St. Ludwig (DE) September 21 and 28,  2014

"Nowowiejski-Festival Berlin 2014

Organ Symphonies Nr. 2, 4, 7 and 9 by Felix Nowowiejski

 

Bangor (Maine, USA) St. John's Church, July 24

Methuen (Massachusets, USA)  Music Memorial Hall,  July 16

Cleveland (Ohio, USA) St. Paul's Church, July 6

Dayton (Ohio, USA) Siloh Church, June 27, 2014

 American and German Organ Music

 

 

24. Mai 2014, Florinskirche Koblenz, "Internationalen Orgelfestwochen Rheinland-Pfalz"

Organ music from America

 

 

 

2013

 

13. Oktober 2013, Konzerttheater Coesfeld Orchestra Concert with  "Musica Alta Ripa"

Organ concertos by G. F. Händel und J. Haydn

 

28. September 2013, Organfestival Essen 2013, Marktkirche Essen-Kettwig,

Organ works by Händel/de Lange, Lachner and Rheinberger

 

28. Juli 2013, Orgelfestival Wroclaw (PL)

Organ works by Rheinberger and Lachner

 

 

2012

 

15. April 2012, Liebfrauenkirche Bochum 'Begegnung mit Polen'

Organ works by Felix Nowowiejski

 

6. Juli 2012, Neustädter Marienkirche Bielefeld (Orgelsommer 2012)

Organ works by Rossini/Buck, Liszt, Wagner/Rogers and Bruckner

 

10. November 2012, Kristallkerk Hengelo (NL)

Organ works by Dudley Buck and Charles Ives

 

2011

 

Lüneburg (DE) St. Nicolai September 20, 2011

Organ works by Horatio Parker und Charles Ives

Bad Driburg (DE) July 3, 2011

American organ music, works by Horatio Parker, Dudley Buck, Charles Ives and George Gershwin

"In an arrangement for organ of the performer the concert was finished with the "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin, which let the audience completely forget the rainy summer evening outside. Innig realized the work by memory with colored organ sounds, the swell of the organ never came to a halt. As the applause at the end of the evening didn’t stop Rudolf Innig played the „Summer Tango" of the South American composer Astor Piazzolla." (Neue Westfälische)


Flensburg (DE) St. Nicolai, May 2, 2011

American organ music

 


2010
 
 
Poznan (PL) June 12, 2010

Festival of the National Polish Nowowiejski - Society

Concertos for solo organ No. 1 and 4 of Felix Nowowiejski


Genoa (IT) Cathedral May 13, 2010

33rd International European Music Festival

Organ works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Rheinberger


Osnabrück (DE) Cathedral June 9, 2010

Organ works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Rheinberger

 

 


  2009

Conservatorio Statale di Rovigo (IT) October 12 – 14, 2009

Interpretation course and organ concert with organ works by Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms

 
Lüneburg (DE) St. Nicolai Cathedral June 23, 2009

organ music by Felix Mendelssohn and Felix Nowowiejski


2008

Concerts on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Olivier Messiaen

Coesfeld (DE), St. Lamberti December 10, 2008

“Diptque” and "La Nativité du Seigneur"


Paderborn (DE), November 23, 2008

Messiaen Festival of the Music Academy of Detmold

"Livre du Saint Sacrement"


Cleveland (US), St. Paul's Church September 28, 2008

Messiaen Festival Cleveland

"Livre du Saint Sacrement”


Rheda (DE), St. Clemens September 5, 2008

Livre du Saint Sacrement

"Deeply impressed the audience remained some time in silence, until their recognition on a tremendously compelling exception - interpretation rewarded with a standing ovation."

(Westfälische Nachrichten)


Olsztyn (PL) August 10, 2008

Organ Festival Olsztyn 2008

music by Felix Nowowiejski und Olivier Messiaen



Bremen (DE), St. Petri Cathedral July 31, 2008

Organ works by Mendelssohn, Messiaen and Nowowiejski


Ilmenau (DE), Messiaen - Festival 2008 May 11, 2008

"Rudolf Innig, organist of high international reputation, contrasted two works and was also between Johann Sebastian Bach's " Organ Mass" from the third part of the “Clavierübung” and Olivier Messiaen's Pentecost Mass the outstanding performer and interpreter."

(Ilmenau General)


Münster (DE), St. Joseph May 18, 2008

Olivier Messiaen: "Le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité"


Abbey Gerleve (DE), May 4, 2008

Diptyque, L'Ascension and Messe de la Pentecôte


Schleswig (DE) Cathedral, March 3, 2008

The early organ works by Olivier Messiaen

2007

Münster (DE), St. Clemens Church, May 16, 2007

Organ recital for the National German Medical Congress in the City of Münster


Salem Cathedral (DE), July 15, 2007

International organ recitals in the Salem Cathedral 2007


Malmö (SE) Rängskyrka, July 22, 2007

 

 

2006

Zürich (CH) St. Anton December 17, 2006

Christmas Organ Music by Bach, Nowowiejski and Messiaen


Münster (DE) St. Joseph , 8. Oktober 2006

Organ Music by César Franck (Prière, Choral E–Dur, Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Grand Pièce Symphonique)

 


2005

Rheinberger – Music Festival Coesfeld 2005

Complete Organ Sonatas by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger:

Coesfeld (DE), September 25, Sonatas  c – g–Minor, G –  C–Major

Stadtlohn (DE), October 2,  Sonatas  d–Minor, F sharp  –  D - Major

Beckum (DE), October 23,  Sonatas  e flat–  b flat–Minor, E flat–Major

Lingen (DE), November 5,  Sonatas  b-Minor, D flat –  B–Major

Werne (DE), November 20,  Sonatas  a –  e–Minor,  A–Major

Coesfeld (DE), December 4,  Sonatas  f –   g sharp–Minor, A flat –  F–Major



Ann Arbor (US) University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium, October 11, “Conference on Organ Music 2005”

Lecture and concert with the Organ Sonatas Nos. 1, 11 and 20 by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger


Leipzig (DE) St. Nicolai-Kirche, May 5, 2005 „International Bach – Festival Leipzig“

Organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen


Zürich (CH) St. Anton, April 10, 2005

presentation of the CD - the complete organ works series by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (12 CDs), recorded at historical - romantic organs in Southern Germany and Switzerland

 
2004

Meldorf (DE) Cathedral, September 26, 2004

Lecture recital with works by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

"The audience heard not only a masterful composer, but also watched a masterly organist at work." (Dithmarscher national newspaper)



Coevorden (NL) Hervormde Kerk Juni 2, 2004

Organ works by Wesley, Mendelssohn, Vaughn Williams and Rheinberger


Zürich (CH) St. Anton, April 5, 2004 Lecture recital, together with Rudolf Meyer (Winterthur)

Organ works by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

 

2003

Rendsburg (DE) Marienkirche, Juli 23, 2003

Organ works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rheinberger and Elgar


Weimar (DE), Stadtkirche, Mai 25, 2003

Orgelwerke von Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Rheinberger

"The audience rewarded the organist at the end of the recital with prolonged applause and people were clearly deeply impressed with the selection of organ works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, and most particularly with the Sonata in G sharp minor by Josef Rheinberger."

(Thüringische Landeszeitung Weimar)


Werne (DE), Christophorus – Kirche, March 23, 2003

"The mid-point of the evening was the Organ Sonata No. 15 in D major by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger... Rudolf Innig proved himself a profound connoisseur of this music and enthralled his audience here in Werne with a brilliant interpretation of this sonata." (WA Werne)

 


2002

Dortmund, Marienkirche September 4, 2002

"Church communities who wish to rediscover their organ should extend an invitation to Rudolf Innig. The Detmold organist is a tonal aesthete who can produce the finest degree of shading, equal to that of a master painter with his brush. This prize-winning organist demonstrated his love of sound in his complex differentiation and lovely phrasing as he contrasted works by British and German composers of the Romantic era." (Ruhr-Nachrichten)



Bielefeld (DE) Neustädter Marienkirche July 15, 2001

"Rudolf Innig has a vocation and he is the best possible advocate of the composer Rheinberger. This reviewer at any rate had never before experienced such a quality of playing or been so enthralled by the quality of Rheinberger's organ music. This was the performance of a master musician which received generous applause from the audience."

(Neue Westfälische Zeitung)

 

2001

Zürich (CH) July 22, 2001 - Festival „Rheinberger Integral!“

"In his acclaimed recital, the internationally highly praised German organist Rudolf Innig presented works from Rheinberger's early and middle period ... and captivated his audience both with his perfect technical performance and his imaginative choice of registers."

(Badener Zeitung)



Hamburg (DE) NDR - Studio 10 January 21, 2001

on the occasion of „50 Jahre Neues Werk“

Messiaen premiered the Livre d'Orgue himself in 1951 in NDR's Studio 10. The complex pieces contain many dissonant chord sequences and seem quite astringent even now. In his Livre du Saint Sacrement, on the other hand, the composer employed a much more sensual tonal language in a cycle radiating the strong sense of religiosity found in many of his works. The organist Rudolf Innig mastered the dry acoustics brilliantly and delivered a performance

which was both virtuosic and intensive." (Hamburger Morgenpost)

 

2000

Università degli studi di Trieste - Portogruaro (IT) May 27, 2000  International Congress „Johann Sebastian Bach – Magistero – Espressione – Artificio

Lecture and recital


Bressanone Cathedrale (IT) August 29, 2000

"Innig possesses exceptional technique and an even stronger sense of musicality. The entire concert was an experience in performance." (Dolomiten)


Gütersloh (DE), February 27, 2000

“International organ festival Olivier Messiaen”

"Rudolf Innig is a top-flight interpreter of Messiaen, a performer who presents the composition's structure with its highly differentiated rhythms in an almost frighteningly lucid manner, thereby drawing attention to the core of the music ... The concert featured two other works each side of the Messiaen, both by great composers of twentieth-century French organ music, who in contrast to Messiaen are firmly established in the tradition of French Romantic organ music: Jean Langlais and Gaston Litaize. Despite the fact that Innig performed Langlais's conventional yet effective treatment of the Te Deum brilliantly, and gave a uniquely impressive, racy reading of the almost jazz-like, swinging dance fugue by Litaize, Messiaen's superiority was self-evident. A monolith like the Livre d'Orgue brooks no competition."

(Neue Westfälische Zeitung)


1999

Paderborn (DE) Cathedral October 5, 1999

"Rudolf Innig concluded by demonstrating his virtuosity and technical perfection in the Symphony in G minor by Felix Nowowiejski, a composition which approaches Wagnerian drama and bombast when the first movement's striking theme is modulated in wide, harmonic arcs of tension, when the Adagio unfolds expressive themes and when the finale opens out with a pedal solo into the dense fugue - all evidence of the fact that a seldom heard work has its own special charm, especially given that Rudolf Innig performed this Polish composer's organ symphony with such a high degree of proficiency." (Paderborner Volksblatt)


Münster (DE) St. Lamberti January 24, 1999

"The same goes for the Ninth Symphony of 1933 by Felix Nowowiejski, a treatment of a Polish chorale made unforgettable by its breathtaking Scherzo. Rudolf Innig is in full command of the immense difficulties of the score. He has the physical and also the intellectual powers to interpret this music in a very free and vitally pulsating manner." (WN)



Bremen (DE) Cathedral February 25, 1999

Symphonies Nr. 2 and 9 for Organ by Felix Nowowiejski

 


1998

concerts in 1998 on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Olivier Messiaen

Detmold (DE) Conservatory of Music December 10, 1998

(Livre du Saint Sacrement)

The ninetieth birthday of the greatest inspirational talent in the field of new music after Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, was marked a day after the great piano evening in Detmold with Anatol Ugorski by a second impressive concert featuring a great work by the French master composer. The renowned organist Rudolf Innig played Messiaen's 'musical legacy' on the organ of the new hall in the Detmold College of Music. This second concert on Thursday (which was Messiaen's ninetieth birthday) was just as important as the first. And it was certainly equally fascinating ... The audience hung attentively on every note and made their appreciation known through prolonged applause." (Lippische Landeszeitung)


Gelsenkirchen (DE) Hans - Sachs – Hall September 11, 1998

(Livre du Saint Sacrement)

“Le Livre du Saint Sacrement is sometimes compared to Bach's Art of Fugue. Messiaen takes it yet a step further: the composition he left us is a spiritual, not just a musical legacy. Innig played it in masterly and lavish fashion on the Walcker organ in the Hans-Sachs-Halls. What a great overture to the autumn organ season! Well over 100 people were deeply moved by the experience." (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)


Stockholm (SE) September 4, 7 and 8, 1998  International Organ Festival


Cologne (DE) Cathedral August 25, 1998

Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité

 

Berlin (DE) Kaiser – Wilhelm – Gedächtniskirche April 11, 1998

(Les Corps Glorieux)


Bozen (IT) Franziskanerkirche May 5, 1998

Diptyque and L’Ascension


Trient (IT) S. Maria Maggiore May 6, 1998

Diptyque and L’Ascension


Münster (DE) St. Lamberti January 25, 1998

(Livre du Saint Sacrement)

"Yet again, this performer proved his prowess as one of the artists who has the entire Messiaen organ repertory at his fingertips, making him a great advocate of the composer.

What an unforgettable evening it was in St. Lamberti!" (WN)