Gerrit Christiaan de Gier - Max Reger - Edesche Orgelrecitals

Gerrit Christiaan de Gier - Max Reger - Edesche Orgelrecitals

Max Reger

In 2016 the organ world cannot ignore Max Reger and you will come across his music in many places. Exactly one hundred years ago this important innovator of the organ repertoire died. What makes him so unique? Like no other he knew how to connect tradition and innovation. Reger combined the musical achievements of Bach and Beethoven with the latest discoveries of Brahms and Wagner. Yet Reger was honest about the most important source of inspiration for his compositions: "Bach is the beginning and the end of all music", was his motto.

Dutch contemporaries

Organist Gerrit Christiaan de Gier plays a fascinating portrait of Max Reger. Not only does the great master's music sound, but also that of his pupils. De Gier also plays work by Regers Dutch contemporaries such as Cornelis de Wolf, organist of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. The final piece is the Fantasy about 'Hallelujah, eternal thanks and honour' by the English organist and composer Willem Weijland. For more than twenty years Willem Weijland played the Ypma organ of the Noorderkerk, the current Edesche Concertzaal

Max Reger Willem Weijland Joseph Haas Sigfrid Karg-Elert Karl Hoyer Cornelis de Wolf Richard Holl Cor Kint Ypma-orgel Edesche OrgelRecitals Nederlandse muziek
Friday 1 April 2016, 20:00

In 2016 it will be exactly one hundred years ago that composer Max Reger died. Organist Gerrit Christiaan de Gier pays a warm tribute to this important German composer. He plays the work of Reger as well as that of his pupils and contemporaries. With music by composer and former organist of the Noorderkerk Willem Weijland this organ recital gets a special Edes touch

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 1 April 2016, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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