Orgelfrühling Steiermark

Romantic Organ Music

Günther Kaunzinger
Sunday, 24.10.21 - 16:00

Günther Kaunzinger is as well known as an improviser and virtuoso as he is as a teacher or editor; his extensive discography includes, among others, the complete organ symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne, to whose work he feels a special obligation as the 'only German second-generation student'.

In organ building, too, the artist repeatedly made a name for himself by conceptualizing instruments that are characterized above all by their colorful-orchestral disposition and the highest demands on concert-virtuosic playability.
One of these instruments is the Jann organ of the Waldsassen Abbey Basilica (1989), built according to his plans, with 103 stops on six manuals. The recording presented here with works by Julius Reubke, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt was produced at this organ.

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Streaming: Oct. 24 – Nov. 7, 2021