A selection from previous concerts:

 

2020

St. Florian (A)  Stiftskirche  18. August 2020

Bruckner-Fest - 2020             Lange Nacht der Orgelmusik

Anton Bruckner                     Sinfonie f-Moll (1863)

(1824-1896)                             Allegro molto vivace - Andante molto - Scherzo (Schnell) - Finale (Allegro)


 2019

Methuen Memorial-Music Hall      August 28, 2019  8 p.m.

                                                         Organ recital                        

Johann Sebastian Bach          Concerto G-Major BWV 592 (ca. 1713)

Felix Mendelssohn                Sonate c-Minor op. 65 Nr. 2 (1844)                       

Anton Bruckner                      Four Pieces for Symphony Orchestra (1862)

                                               (Transcription for Organ by Rudolf Innig)

                                               Intermission

Horatio Parker                        Festival Prelude op. 66 (1908)                               

Samuel Barber                       Adagio for Strings op. 11 (1938)

                                              (Transcription by William Strickland and the composer, 1949)                                                                                 

Charles Ives                           Variations on 'America'  

   

Cleveland         Church of the Covenant, August 20, 2019 12 a.m.  

                                                Program

Horatio Parker                         Festival Prelude op. 66/1 (1908)                             

Anton Bruckner                       Four Pieces for Symphony Orchestra (1862)

                                                 (Transcription for Organ by Rudolf Innig, 2018)

Richard Wagner                       Feuerzauber (aus 'Die Walküre')              

                                                 (Transcription for Organ by James Rogers, 1908)

Felix Mendelssohn                  Sonata c-Minor op. 65 Nr. 2 (1844)      

     

2018 

St. Jacobi-Kirche Coesfeld  Montag, 10. Dezember 2018, 19.30 Uhr

Hommage à Olivier Messiaen (*10. Dezember 1908)

Olivier Messiaen              Orgelzyklus 'La Nativité du Seigneur' (1935)

 

Herforder Münster Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018, 18.00 Uhr

Hugo Distler                     Partita 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' (1935)

(1908-1942)                      Toccata - Bicinium -  Fuge

Olivier Messiaen              Orgelzyklus 'La Nativité du Seigneur' (1935)

(1908-1992)

                           

 2017

Bielefeld, 22. Dezember 2017, Rudolf Oetker-Halle, 20.00 Uhr

3. Symphoniekonzert Bielefelder Philharmoniker

Georg Friedrich Händel  Konzert für Orgel und Orchester B-Dur HWV 294

Alexandre Guilmant Symphonie für Orgel und Orchester Nr. 1 d-Moll op. 42

-Pause-

Johann Sebastian Bach / Leopold Stokowski Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, bearb. für Orchester

Igor Strawinsky Der Feuervogel, Suite für Orchester (1919)

Leitung: Alexander Kalajdzic Orgel: Rudolf Innig

 

Gdansk, Freitag 27. Oktober 2017, 19.00 Uhr Baltische Philharmonie Danzig

Symphoniekonzert             

Felix Nowowiejski             Ouvertüre 'Baltische Legende' op. 28

(1877-1946)                         Orgelsinfonie f-Moll op. 45 Nr. 9

                                                       I.  Toccata - II.  Scherzo -III. Finale - Improvizazione)

                                              -Pause-

Mieczysław Karłowicz       Symfonia e-moll op. 7

(1876-1909)                         ('Odrodzenie' - 'Auferstehung')

Baltische Philharmonie Gdansk   Leitung Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Orgel Rudolf Innig

 

 

2016

06. November 2016, Hamburg St. Johannis (Altona)

Samuel Barber                     To Longwood Gardens (1925)                  

(1910-1981)                           Adagio for Strings op. 11 (1938)                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Transkription für Orgel von William Strickland und Samuel Barber, 1945)

Charles Ives                          Variations on 'America' (1897)                                        

Horatio Parker                     Revery (Träumerei) op. 66 (1908)

George Gershwin                 Rhapsody in Blue (1924)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Transkription für Orgel von Rudolf Innig)

20. Mai, Rudolf-Oetker-Halle Bielefeld  (8. Symphoniekonzert)

                                               Francis Poulenc  Konzert g-Moll

                                               Samuel Barber Toccata Festiva

                                              Camille Saint-Saëns Orgel-Sinfonie c-Moll op. 78

                                              Leitung: Fabrice Bollon   Orgel: Rudolf Innig

 

13. März 2016, Cleveland  St. Paul's Church

Aaron Copland                    Preamble for a Solemn Occasion (1953

Samuel Barber                   To Longwood Gardens (1925)

                                           Adagio for Strings op. 11  (1938)                                                                                                                                                                    

                                    Wondrous Love op. 34                                                                                                                                                                                             (Variations on a shape-note hymn, 1959)

Aaron Copland                   Passacaglia for Piano (1922)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Transcription for Organ by John Fesperman, 1987)

2015

Marktkirche Hannover, 14. März 2015, 18.00 Uhr

Georg Friedrich Händel           Orgelkonzert g – Moll op. 4 Nr. 1

                                                 (Bearbeitung für Orgelsolo von Samuel de Lange jr.)

Samuel de Lange sr.                 Fantasie – Sonate über den Choral Gott, wahres Licht)

Karol Szymanowski                 Etüde b- Moll op. 4 Nr. 3

                                                 (Bearbeitung für Orgel von Rudolf Innig)

Felix Nowowiejski                   Sinfonie A-Dur op. 45 Nr.7 Disputa

 

Zionskirche Bethel  Sonntag, 13. September 2015, 17.00 Uhr

Orgelmusik aus Amerika

Aaron Copland                      Preamble for a solemn occasion

Samuel Barber                      To Longwood Gardens (1925)                               

                                              Prelude and Fugue for Organ (1927)

                                              Suite for Carillon (1934)

                                              Adagio for Strings op. 11 (1936)

                                              Wondrous Love op. 34                                            

                                             Chorale Prelude on 'Silent Night' from 'Die Natali' op. 37                                   

Charles Ives                         Variations on 'America' (1891)

       

 2014

21. und 28. September 2014, St. Matthias und St. Ludwig  Berlin

im Rahmen des Nowowiejski-Festivals Berlin 2014

Orgelsinfonien Nr. 2, 4, 7 und 9 von Felix Nowowiejski

6. Juli Cleveland (Ohio, USA)

16. Juli Methuen (Massachusets, USA), Music Memorial Hall

24. Juli Bangor (Maine, USA)

Amerikanische und deutsche Orgelmusik

24. Mai 2014, Florinskirche Koblenz,

XXIII. Internationale Orgelfestwochen Rheinland-Pfalz

Orgelmusik aus Amerika

2013

13. Oktober 2013, Konzerttheater Coesfeld

Orchesterkonzert mit dem Ensemble Musica Alta Ripa
Orgelkonzerte von G. F. Händel und J. Haydn

28. September 2013, Orgelfestival Essen

Orgelwerke von Händel/de Lange, Lachner und Rheinberger

28. Juli 2013, Orgelfestival Wroclaw (PL)

Orgelwerke von Rheinberger und Lachner

 2012

15. April 2012,  Bochumer Orgeltage 'Begegnung mit Polen'

Orgelwerke von Felix Nowowiejski

6. Juli 2012, Neustädter Marienkirche Bielefeld (Orgelsommer)

Orgelwerke von Rossini/Buck, Liszt, Wagner/Rogers und Bruckner

10. November 2012, Kristallkerk Hengelo (NL)

Orgelwerke von Dudley Buck und Charles Ives

 

2011

Lüneburg (DE) St. Nicolai, 20. September 2011

Orgelwerke von Horatio Parker und Charles Ives

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

Amerikanische Orgelmusik

2010

Poznan (PL), 12. Juni 2010 Nowowiejski - Festival

Konzerte für Orgel solo Nr. 1 und 4 von Felix Nowowiejski

Genua (IT) Dom, 13. Mai 2010,  Internationales Europäisches Musikfestival

Orgelwerke von Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms und Rheinberger

Osnabrück (DE) Dom, 9. Juni 2010

Orgelwerke von Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms und Rheinberger

 

2009

Conservatorio Statale di Rovigo (IT), 12. - 14. Oktober 2009

Interpretationskurs und Orgelkonzert mit Orgelwerken von
Felix Mendelssohn und Johannes Brahms

Lüneburg (DE) St. Nicolai, 23. Juni 2009

Orgelwerke von Felix Mendelssohn und 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

Messiaen Festival: 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 recital: 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

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." (Westfälische Nachrichten)


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)