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Stefan Kozinski:
The Grand German Organ Tradition: 
Reger Karg-Elert
GRAND GERMAN ORGAN TRADITION coverA tribute to three great masters of the organ whose careers centered on Leipzig — Max Reger, J S Bach, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert — performed by Stefan Kozinski, a formidable exponent of some of the most daunting and challenging organ literature and someone to be reckoned with. 

Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue, completed in 1717, was written by the master composer on return from a trip to Dresden, after challenging French virtuoso Louis Marchand to a keyboard contest from which the latter fled.  Regers Sinonische Phantasie und Fuge from 1901, recorded only once before in its history, is said to be inspired by Dante’s Inferno.     Karg-Elert’s Passacaglia and Fuge on B-A-C-H (1932) was written for an American tour and is the last and culminating work of the composer’s life.

The performance is on ‘The Great Organ’ in Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, Massachusetts, originally built for the Boston Music Hall.

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Stefan Kozinski, organ
Max Reger: Symphonic Fantasy & Fugue, Opus 57 (1901) 20:40
1. I. Fantasy 10:02
2. II. Fugue 10:37
J S Bach: Fantasy & Fugue in G Minor, BMV 542 (1708-1717) 13:40
3. I. Fantasy 6:31
4. II. Fugue 7:09
Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Passacaglia, Variations & Fugue on B-A-C-H, Opus 150 (1932) 19:51
5. I. Fantasy 13:12
6. II. Fugue 6:39
Recorded at Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, Massachusetts, on 19-20 April 1994. 
Producer: Gunther Schuller
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