Organ at Stratford Summer Music - 2006

Metzger smallWednesday July 26 to Sunday July 30, 2006 - Stratford, Ontario, Canada

PROFESSOR HERIBERT METZGER, born in Vienna, received his tuition in organ-playing from Prof. Alois Forer at the famed Musikhochschule in Vienna. As a prize winner in international competitions – in 1972 he was awarded the Bach prize in Leipzig – he has given concerts in many parts of Europe and also served as a juror in several national and international competitions.

At the centre of his musical interest lies the organ music of J.S. Bach, to which also his dissertation at Salzburg University was directed. Since 1975 he has taught at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg; where in 1988 he was made professor of organ and organ improvisation. In September 2005 he was appointed as organist of the Salzburger Dom, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the City of Salzburg.

In Stratford, Professor Metzger will give three one-hour solo recitals at Knox Presbyterian Church, at 9:30am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 27th, 28th and 29th. 

Concert 1, Thursday 27 July, 9:30am
Organ Works of Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750)

    Toccata in C, BWV 564

    Partite diverse sopra „Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig“, BWV 768

    Sonata IV, e minor, BWV 528
    Adagio – vivace
    Un poco allegro

    Fantasy and Fugue g minor, BWV 542


Concert 2, Friday 28 July, 9:30am:
German Organ Music of the 19th century

    Felix MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY (1809 – 1847)
    Sonata f minor, op. 65/1
    - Andante moderato e serioso
    - Adagio
    - Andante. Recitativo
    - Allegro assai vivace

    Robert SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856)
    Two Fugues on the name of BACH, op. 60:
    - Nr. 1 “Langsam”
    - Nr. 5 “Lebhaft”

    Franz LISZT (1811 – 1886)
    Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H

    Joseph Gabriel RHEINBERGER (1839 – 1901)
    From „Monologe“ op. 162:
    - Allegretto
    - Con moto

    Max REGER (1873 – 1916)
    Fantasy on the Chorale “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott“, op. 27


Concert 3, Sat 29 July, 9:30am
Organ Music from Old and Present Austria

    Georg MUFFAT(1653 – 1704)
    From “Apparatus musico-organisticus” (Salzburg 1690):
    -Toccata septima

    Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791)
    Ein Orgel Stück für eine Uhr“ (A Piece for an Organ Clockwork), KV 608

    Jan Křtitel KUCHAŘ (1751 – 1829)
    Partita C major

    Padre DAVIDE da BERGAMO (1791 – 1863)
    From “Sinfonia, col tanto applaudito Inno popolare”: All’ Offertorio
    (From the “Symphony, with the very famous anthem”: For the Offertory)

    Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
    Zwei Choralvorspiele:
    -“O Gott, du frommer Gott”, op. 122,7
    -“O Welt, ich muss dich lassen”, op. 122,11

    Anton HEILLER (1923 – 1979)


Concert 4, Sun 30 July, 2:00pm
Mozart... at the Organ?
Christopher Dawes & Michael Oldaker, organists

    Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791)
    Fuge für Orgel (g, KV 401)
    (completion: Christoph Albrecht)

    Choralvorspiel über „Ach Gott, vom Himmel” (KV 620b)

    Fantasie für eine Orgelwalze (f/F, KV 594)
    Adagio – Allegro – Adagio

    Adagio für Glasharmonika (C, KV 356)

    Andante für eine kleine Orgelwalze (F, KV 616)

    Felix MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY (1809 – 1847)
    Sonate Nr.1 (f, op. 65/1)
    Andante moderato e serioso – Adagio
    Andante (Recitativo) – Allegro assai vivace

Organ Encounters

Professor Metzger and Academy Director Christopher Dawes will also lead four public ”Organ Encounters” at 2:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th.

    Wed 26 July  An Introduction to the world of the organ
               -Christopher Dawes

    Thu 27 July  Masterclass I (BACH: “Dorian” Toccata (d, 538); Vom Himmel hoch (Orgelbüchlein)
               - Prof. Heribert Metzger with Michael Oldaker

    Fri 28 July   Organists and other musicians of Austria and Hungary
               - Prof. Heribert Metzger

    Sat 29 July  Masterclass II (MENDELSSOHN: Sonata 1 (f, op.65); ALAIN: Litanies)
               - Prof. Heribert Metzger with Michael Oldaker

Academy students who study throughout the week with Professor Metzger will also play for worship services in the downtown Stratford churches which host them through their week of practice, and participate in the Academy’s Final Concert at Knox Presbyterian Church on Sunday July 30th at 2:00pm.

Organ Concerts and Academy at Stratford Summer Music
Box 1013
Stratford, Ontario, Canada N5A 6W4
tel: (519) 271-2101 (toll-free North America, 1-866-288-4313)
fax: (519) 271-1459,

John A. Miller, Stratford Summer Music Artistic Producer
Christopher Dawes, Organ Academy Director - Biography

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