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Part of OR1 Organ Recital Series
Ullrich Böhme, organ
Listen Program Notes
Krebs: Toccata in E
Krebs: Fantasia à giusto italiano in F
Krebs: Fugue in B-flat on B-A-C-H
Weinlig: Chorale Prelude “An Wasserflüssen Babylon”
Wagner: Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhäuser (organ version by Liszt)
Liszt: Excelsior (organ version by Lemare)
Bach: Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Bach: “An Wasserflüssen Babylon” from Eighteen Leipzig Chorales, BWV 653
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532
Bach: “Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit” from Eighteen Leipzig Chorales, BWV 668
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
About This Performance
The organist at the Thomaskirche, Bach’s famous church in Leipzig, Ullrich Böhme ties together works by Bach, Liszt, and Wagner through a fascinating web of anniversaries and interrelationships. For example, Christian Theodor Weinlig was the cantor at the Thomaskirche and also taught Wagner composition. And as 2013 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wagner, it is also the 300th birthday of Bach’s own pupil Johann Ludwig Krebs.
One of Germany’s finest organists: Ulrich Böhme became organist at Bach’s old church in 1985, the 300th anniversary of Bach’s death.
Musical six degrees of separation!
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