The organist from Bach’s country presents an unusual program. The authors of these pieces are not part of the musical mainstreem, but their giftedness is beyond question. Two female names from the 19th century: Clara Shumann and Fanni Hensel, née Mendelssohn. A classical composer’s wife and a classical composers sister, according to some critics, were in no way inferior to their famous relatives as regards music. Jean Langlais, a blind organist, a friend of Messiaen’s, created an inimitable organ world of his own. His disciple, Naji Hakim from Lebanon, enriched the French organ music with Middle Eastern overtones. And last but not least is Percy Fletcher who was for many years responsible for the musical life of His Majesty’s Theatre in London.
… . Born in Cluj (Romania). At the age of five he received his first piano lessons. Studied at the
Academy for Protestant church music, organ with Prof. Victor Lukas, and conducting at the Musikhochschule Cologne with GMD Prof. Volker Wangenheim. Subsequently, he studied business administration in Darmstadt.
2000 founder and head of the “Coburg & Royal Houses” series
2000 founder and leader of the series “Contemporary composers”
2002 Dean’s Office in Kronach
2003 founder and head of the Dean’s choir Kronach
2003 founder and head of the International Organ cycle Kronach
2006 Musical Director of the Konzertchor Coburg Sängerkranz E. V.
2007 regular concert tours abroad with the
Dean’s choir Kronach and the Konzertchor Coburg
2007 head of the teacher’s choir in BLLV Kronach
2011 co-operation with the German Doctors’ choir
2012 founder and head of the Southern German Doctors’ Choir and the
South German Doctors’ orchestra.
Regular benefit concert tours in Germany and abroad.
2012 founder of the International Church Choir Competition Kronach
2014 founder of the European Doctors Choir (EDC)
2014 founder of the World Doctors Choir (WDC)
2015 Popp received the federal merit
2019 Awarded the title church music director
Several national and international composers (Naji Hakim, Javier Busto, Enjott Schneider A.O.) entrusted him with the premiere of their works and first recordings, CD and radio recordings, extensive
concert activities in Germany and abroad (France, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain)
Prelude in F major
Prelude in G major
Te Deum from Trois paraphrases grégoriennes
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