Tanz & Toccata - 17th Century North German Organ Music In a pleasant balance of drama and tranquillity, Martin U. Sander presents not only the highest art of organ playing in uncommonly stimulating interpretations, but also the richness of colour and fullness of tone of a North German Baroque...more
"[Sander's] fingers dance over the keys of this beautiful organ, bringing these ancient pieces to life as though they’d been composed yesterday. The technical aspect of this recording is excellent, too." (American Record Guide)
Tanz & Toccata - 17th Century North German Organ Music
In a pleasant balance of drama and tranquillity, Martin U. Sander presents not only the highest art of organ playing in uncommonly stimulating interpretations, but also the richness of colour and fullness of tone of a North German Baroque organ. Besides writing compositions of sacred content Baroque composers were usually also engaged in popular light music of their time. In many manuscript collections of the 16th and 17th centuries compositions for church use are immediately followed by dance pieces or songs whose content is anything but sacred.
Correspondingly, alongside liturgical works by Buxtehude, Bruhns and Lübeck this CD contains also six dances from Michael Praetorius's collection "Terpsichore" as well as Samuel Scheidt's variation series "Niederlandisch Liedgen" (Little Dutch Song).
Martin U. Sander is a concert soloist and a professor of organ in Heidelberg, Germany, and Basle, Switzerland. Regularly he conducts master classes at home and abroad and is a jury member at international organ competitions. Prizes at national and international organ competitions have promoted his concert carrier decisively. Martin U. Sander has performed with renowned orchestras and at leading music festivals. He performs as a soloist in national and international concerts.
The organ of the former monastery church St Abadon and Sennen in Ringelheim, built by Andreas Schweimb and Johann John between 1696 and 1707, is a magnificent document of the art of organ building in North Germany around 1700.
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