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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Heiller Tradition

Reminiscences by Viennese organist Peter Planyavsky, who plays music of his teacher and mentor Anton Heiller, along with other works by Austrian composers.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • July 29, 1996

Music played in the program

PETER PLANYAVSKY: Introitus, from Missa Improvisata (1758 Pirchner/Brixen Cathedral, Italy) Motette CD MOT 10541

ANTON HEILLER: Prelude & Fugue in A [1949] (1978 Hradetzky/St. Paul Church, Döbling, Austria) Musica Viva LP30-1096

HUMMEL: Prelude & Fugue in A-flat (1978 Hradetzky/St. Paul Church, Döbling, Austria) Preiser LP-135004

ANTON HEILLER: Jubilatio [1976]; Partita on Vater unser im Himmelreich [1947]; Prelude, Interlude & Postlude to Vespers [1979] (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 10, 1989

PETER PLANYAVSKY: Improvised Caprice, from Carnival of Animals (1986 Mönch & Prachtel/St. John Abbey, Duisburg-Hamborn, Germany) Motette CD MOT 11001

FRANZ SCHMIDT: Toccata in C (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN)

 

Peter Planyavsky is organist at Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, professor at the Vienna Musikhochschule, and a world-famous recitalist, recording artist and improvisor.

 

This program was originally issued as #8947 in November 1989.