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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1745 Stumm at Saint Paul’s Church, Kirchheimbolanden, Germany]
1745 Stumm organ at the Pauluskirche, Kirchheimbolanden, Germany

1990 Grenzing at Saint Vincent Church, Bagneres de Bigorre, France
1990 Grenzing organ at Saint Vincent Church, Bagneres de Bigorre, France

1927 Skinner at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1928 Skinner organ in Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1754 Riepp at Collegiate Church, Dole, France
1754 Riepp organ at Collegiate Church, Dole, France

[1758 Pirchner at Brixen Cathedral, Austria]
1758 Pirchner organ at Brixen Cathedral, Itay

c. 1800 Haydn Clock Organ
c. 1800 Haydn Clock organ from the National Mechanical Instrument Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1868 Cavaillé-Coll at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

A Mozart Organist’s Odyssey

In celebration of the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [born 1/27/1756], we explore some of the music he wrote for the organ, and some that he didn’t.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 23, 2006

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

W.A. MOZART: Fantasy Number 2 in f for Mechanical Organ, K. 608 –Olivier Latry (1745 Stumm/Pauluskirche, Kirchheimbolanden, Germany) BNL 112792

J.S. BACH & W.A. MOZART: Prelude, K.404a, #1 and Fugue, S. 853 in d –Jean-Paul Lecot (1990 Grenzing/Église Saint Vincent, Bagneres de Bigorre, France) Forlane CD-16667

W.A. MOZART: Overture in C, K. 399 –Ales Bárta (1990 Rieger-Kloss/Unicov Concert Hall, Prague, Czech Republic) Supraphon 82131

W.A. MOZART: Sonata in D, K. 381, 1st movement –Michel Chapuis, Chieko Miyazaki (1754 Riepp/Collegiate Church, Dole, France) Euromuses CD-2018

WILLIAM THOMAS BEST & W.A. MOZART: Prelude and Fugue in g, K. 401 –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 9 & 24, 1995

W.A. MOZART: Fantasy Number 1 in f for Mechanical Organ, K. 594 –Martin Haselböck (1758 Pirchner/Brixen Cathedral, Italy) Novalis CD 150 054

W.A. MOZART: Minuet, from Don Giovanni (c. 1800 Haydn Clock Organ/National Mechanical Instrument Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands) STP CD-002

W.A. MOZART: Aria, In te Domine speravi, K. 505b –Marina Ulewicz, soprano; Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Ingolstadt; Franz Hauk (Asam Church, Ingolstadt, Germany) Guild GMCD 7231

W.A. MOZART: Adagio & Fugue in c, K. 546 –Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Deutsche Grammophon 474 8162