I had an amazing time in New Haven and New York, playing two truly exceptional instruments. Thanks so much to Tom Murray and Daniel Brondel for their wonderful hospitality!
Hutchings (1903) ~ Steere (1915) ~ E.M. Skinner (1928)
I am delighted to announce that I will start teaching organ part-time at Georgia State University this fall. I am excited about joining such a great school & faculty, and look very forward to working with the students!
There are a few choice organs in the world whose encounter is a life changing experience. Today I would like to share my impressions from one such instrument, the majestic Sauer organ in Berlin Cathedral.
Here are a couple of pictures from last week's trip to Berlin: the cathedral is absolutely stunning (not just the organ!), and a great example of monarchistic architecture - one does indeed wonder who was worshipped here: God or Emperor Wilhelm II? The view from the dome is fantastic, especially of the 'Rote Rathaus' (red town hall), and the Reichstag (parliament).
Excerpts from my concert on the outstanding Sauer organ (Reger, Wagner, Mendelssohn & Bach) are available here.
Sauer Organ (IV/113, built in 1905)
On August 4, 2017, I gave a recital on the stunning Sauer organ in Berlin's Cathedral. Built in 1905, this instrument with 113 stops on four manuals is Wilhelm Sauer's largest organ. Everything is kept in its original condition, including the tubular pneumatic action, the three free combinations, and the 'Walze'.
I had a terrific time on the Jehmlich organ (III/56 stops) in Schneeberg's Cathedral: it's a powerful instrument in a stunning acoustic - just listen to these big chords at the beginning and end of Rheinberger's Introduktion & Passacaglia rolling back and forth in the nave, but also to the very poetic Doppelflöte in Reger's Benedictus - it was a real treat, and I hope you'll enjoy listening to these two excerpts from Saturday's concert!
In addition to the magnificent Jehmlich organ, Schneeberg has a lot to offer: Cranach altar from 1539 in the cathedral, picturesque buildings in the city center, and the beautiful countryside are just some of its highlights...
Pictures, stories and videos from my concerts & travels
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