Organ recital

  • St Michael's Church, Cornhill EC3V 9DS

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.