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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Calgary International Competition 1998 (II)

Performances by the top three prizewinners in recital at Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Today’s performers were winners of the Concerto Award and Recital Award, $25,000 each, plus the Bach Prize, $5,000; the Improvisation Prize, $5,000; and the Encore Prize, $3,000. Also, each of the ten finalists received a $1,500 award for participating in this last cycle of the Competition. The next Calgary Competition will be held in 2002. A third broadcast of 1998 competitors will air later in this series.

View some images from the competition: Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3

Program Broadcast dates:

  • March 8, 1999

Featured Organ:

Music played in the program

MICHAEL COLGRASS: Snow Walker, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra –Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Graf, conductor; Stefan Engels, organ; LOUIS VIERNE: Etoile du soir, Opus 54, number 3 –Stefan Engels, Germany

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, S. 769. AARON DAVID MILLER: Improvisation on a Submitted Theme –Aaron David Miller, USA

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Hallelujah, Gott zu loben, Opus 52, number 1. PETR EBEN: Moto Ostinato, from Sunday Music. JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (transcribed by Goode): The Stars and Stripes ForeverDavid Goode, England