Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Organ Sonata in D minor Op.65, No.4
Robert Schumann Six Studies in Canonic FormOp.56, No.5
Johannes Brahms Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Josef Rheinberger Intermezzo and Passacaglia from Organ Sonata in E minor Op.132, No.8
This programme presents a snapshot of the revival of interest in organ music in 18th century Germany by some of the country’s most prominent composers. The movement was pioneered largely by Mendelssohn who, together with Rheinberger, contributed significantly to the organ repertory. Both composers combine a more romantic approach with the contrapuntal complexity of the Baroque German masters.