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Prominent Swiss Organists (MH 6/1972)

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This programme is devoted to contemporary organ music from Switzerland.

It features five of the country's most outstanding performers at the organs of the leading churches of Zurich, Lausanne, Berne, Geneva and St. Gall.

Musical content

1. Hans Vollenweider: Free Improvisation
Hans Vollenweider, organ
Organ of the Zurich Grossmünster
2. Bernhard Reichel: Chorale Prelude "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"
André Luy, organ
Organ of Lausanne Cathedral
3. Klaus Huber: Invention for Organ on "In te, Domine, speravi"
Heinrich Gurtner, organ
Organ of the Minster of Berne
4. Lionel Rogg: Acclamation
Lionel Rogg, organ
Organ of St Pierre Cathedral, Geneva
5. Siegfried Hildenbrand: Improvisation on the Chorale "Christ ist erstanden - Christ is risen"
Siegfried Hildenbrand, organ
Organ of St. Gall Cathedral

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 6. Prominent Swiss Organists. Produced 1972 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.


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