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Franz Lehrndorfer

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A modern organist steeped within the instrument’s venerable customs, Franz Lehrndorfer was created in Salzburg, Austria, but was raised in Germany’s Bavaria condition. His dad was a music scholar and sometime choir movie director who covered by insurance that family members got a musical atmosphere. Lehrndorfer’s body organ studies paid in 1957, when he got first prize within a renowned Western world German radio network competition. After another 10 years of executing he obtained institutional security double over in 1969, getting organist at Munich Cathedral and getting named head from the Section of Body organ and Catholic Liturgical Music on the Munich Conservatory. Lehrndorfer continued to determine a formal body organ college under his very own path; its graduates themselves form a veritable college of German body organ playing. Lehrndorfer provides performed and documented much of the typical German body organ repertory, from J. S. Bach to Utmost Reger. His function is most exclusive in its concentrate on improvisation, for years and years a central facet of the organist’s artwork and an essential dropped skill for organists a lot more than for various other classical musicians. As of this composing Lehrndorfer continues to be cathedral organist in Munich for over thirty years. His regular concerts there build straight upon those of his lengthy type of predecessors within the post, and because of their listeners those concerts are up to date by an unbroken musical custom.

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Date Of Birth August 10, 1928
Died January 10, 2013, Munich, Germany
Profession Composer, Organist
Music Songs In dulci jubilo, Kommst du nun, jesu, vom Himmel herunter, Im Märzen der Bauer - In March the Farmer, Spannenlanger Hansel - Matchstick Mark, Ein Männlein steht im Walde - In the Forest There's a Man, Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf - Sleep, Baby, Sleep, Der Butzemann - The Be-Ba-Bootsyman, Schwefelhölzle - Matchsticks, Kuckuck, Kuckuck - Cuckoo! Cuckoo!, Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, Erbam' dich mein, O Herre Gott, BWV 721, Praeludium und Fuge, Fantasia über, Variations on O du fröhliche, Pastorella, Fuga sopra: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 700, Meditation und "lte, missa est", Choralspiel: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen - Fox, the Goose That You Have Stolen, Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548, Choralvorspiel: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608, Concerto for Organ, Viola and Strings in C Major, P. 55: II. Adagio, Concerto for Organ, Viola and Strings in C Major, P. 55: I. Allegro moderato, Aria: Dein große Lieb o Jesulein, Thema mit sechs Variationen, Alleluja per la resurrectione, Benedictus, Op. 59, No. 9, Phantasie und Fuge d-moll op. 135b: Phantasie, Offertoire: Nr. 4, sur le Noel, Toccata per Elevatione, Organ Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. XVII:1: III. Allegro molto, Concerto No. 1 E Major: I. Vivace, Concerto No. 1 E Major: III. Allegro
Albums Haydn, M.: Concerto for Organ, Viola and Strings, P. 55 / Symphonies - P. 9, 27, 33, Orgelkonzert, 3 Sinfonien, Rare Organ Pieces, Haydn: Messen, Hob. XXII:4 "Grosse Orgelmesse" & Hob. XXII:7 "Kleine Orgelmesse" (Stereo Version), Bach / Reger: Organ Music, Stanley: Six Organ Concertos op. 10, Celestial Christmas 5: Franz Lehrndorfer Plays Seasonal Music on the New Organ in the Dome at Munich, Romantic Organ Music of the 19th Century, Haydn: Organ Concerto No. 1, Hob. XVII:1 & Two Concerti for Lira No. 2, Hob. VIIh:2 & No. 4, Hob. VIIh:4, The Concert, Reger: Organ Music, Theme & Variations, Vol. 2: Franz Lehrndorfer Improvises on the New Organ in the Dome at Munich, Theme & Variations, Vol. 1: Improvisations on Children's Songs, Orange Edition - Mozart: "Jupiter" Symphony & "A Little Night Music", Classical Selection - Mozart: "Country Dances", Green Edition - Mozart: Divertimento No. 7, K. 205 & Salzburg Symphonies Nos. 1 - 3

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