Концерт состоялся 21 January 2018 года
Series: Music of the World's Cathedrals
The concert featured:

Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA)
Stefan Engels (organ)

Programme: J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, F. Mendelssohn, S. Karg-Elert, M. Reger

The music of the Cathedrals of the world is a unique opportunity to visit a genuine European recital without leaving Moscow. And more than that, because Stefan Engels dwells and works on two continents simultaneously: in the US where he teaches organ in one of the universities and in his native Germany.
But perhaps his main musical merit is that of the world premiere recording of the complete organ works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert. The latter was interested in the traditions of various countries of Europe and was close to paying with his life for his musical tastes when the Nazi came to power. After the composer’s death they prohibited to perform his compositions along with other “non-Aryan” music. Besides Karg-Elert’s pieces, Stefan Engels will perform the music of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and Reger.

Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA)
Stefan Engels (organ)

Stefan Engels holds the position of Professor of Organ and is the L. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA). From 2005 until 2015 he was Professor of Organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig (Germany), where he founded and was Artistic Director of the European Organ Academy Leipzig. From 1999 until 2005 he was Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College in Princeton (USA). Engels has performed and taught extensively in Europe, USA, South Korea and Russia and he frequently serves on juries at international organ competitions. He has recorded for Naxos, Genuin and Priory and has recently completed the world premiere recording of the complete organ works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert (15 CDs). Engels received his education in Germany and the United States. He achieved his international breakthrough when he won the Gold Medal at the 1998 Calgary International Organ Competition.

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Sonata III Op. 65

Con moto maestoso
(With chorale “Out of the depth, I cry to You”)

Andante tranquillo

Funeral March Op. 62/3

(Organ Transcription by Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Dialogue Op. 38/6

(Organ Transcription by Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Variations in E Major “The Harmonious Blacksmith”

(Organ Transcription by Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Toccata in E BWV 566

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Rondo alla Campanella Op. 156

Ave Maria Op. 106 No. 2

Max Reger (1873-1916)

Fantasy and Fugue Op. 135b

We listened to: Kuhn Organ

Tags: America, Genuine organ as it should be, Germany, Get a celebrity autograph, Virtuoso performance