Alþjóðlegt orgelsumar helgina 17-18. ágúst – Johannes Geffert / International Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja – Johannes Geffert

Alþjóðlegt orgelsumar í Hallgrímskirkju 2019

Laugardagur 17. ágúst kl. 12.00 – 12.30

Johannes Geffert, konsertorganisti frá Bonn í Þýskalandi

Flytur verk eftir Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Robert Schumann og Andreas Willscher.

Miðaverð 2500 kr

 

Alþjóðlegt orgelsumar í Hallgrímskirkju 2019

Sunnudagur 18. ágúst kl. 17.00 – 18.00

Johannes Geffert, konsertorganisti frá Bonn í Þýskalandi

Á efnisskrá eru verk eftir Pablo Bruna, Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saens og Felix Mendelssohn Barholdy.

Miðaverð 3000 kr

 

Johannes Geffert er fæddur árið 1951 og sem sonur organista og stjórnanda kirkjutónlistar var hann alinn upp í hefðum starfsgreinarinnar. Hann lærði hjá Michael Schneider og Nicolas Kynaston.

Árin 1974 til 1979 var Johannes organisti í Aachen og hljómsveitarstjóri Aachen Bach félagsins og stofnandi „Aachener Bachtage“ hátíðarinnar. Árið 1980 var hann skipaður tónlistarstjóri Kreuzkirche í Bonn, stærstu kirkjunnar í fyrrum höfuðborg Vestur-Þýskalands, auk þess að vera tónleikastjóri í „Beethovenhalle“, tónlistarsal borgarinnar.

Hann var prófessor í orgelleik og spuna við Tónlistarháskólann í Köln, og forstöðumaður kirkjutónlistardeildar mótmælenda, árin 1997–2015.

Johannes Geffert hefur leikið á alþjóðlegum orgelhátíðum víða um Evrópu, í Japan, Suður-Ameríku og í Bandaríkjunum.

Hann hefur verið dómari í fjölmörgum orgelkeppnum. Hljómdiskar hans hafa fengið mikið lof.

Árið 1991 stofnaði hann „Johann Christian Bach-Academy“, hljómsveit sem leikur verk með tilheyrandi hljóðfærum frá mismunandi tímabilum tónlistarsögunnar.

Johannes ritstýrir útgáfum á tónverkum rómantískrar orgeltónlistar eftir bandarísk og bresk tónskáld, auk þess að gera eigin umritanir fyrir orgel eftir Liszt hjá Schott útgáfunni. Hann skrifar einnig greinar um tónlist í ýmis tímarit.

Geffert er heiðurs-varaforseti breskra organista IAO og situr í stjórn Beethovenhaus í Bonn í Þýskalandi.

 

Efnisskrá:

Laugardagur 17. ágúst kl. 12.00 

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 

Toccata and fugue in d-minor BWV 565

George Friedrich Händel 1685-1759 

From: Concerto Nr. 13
‘Cuckoo and Nightingale’

Larghetto Allegro

Robert Schumann 1810-1856 

From: 6 studies in canonic form op. 56 4. ‘Innig’ (heartfelt)

  1. ‘Nicht zu schnell’ (not too fast)

Andreas Willscher 1955- 

‘My Beethoven’ a concert rag for organ

 

Sunnudagur 18. ágúst kl. 17.00

Tiento de secondo tono sobre la Letania de la Virgen

Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741 

Concerto in a-minor Adagio

Allegro
organ transcription J. S. Bach

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 

Adagio F-Major
From Suite for a mechanical clock WoO 31

Franz Liszt 1811-1886 

Legend I ‘St. Francis preaching to the birds’ organ transcription by J. Geffert

Camille Saint-Saens 1835-1921 

Fantasie II in D flat – major op. 101

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 1809-1847 

Overture to the sacred Drama ‘Athalia’

transcription by W. T. Best 1826-1897

 

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International Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja

Saturday 17. August at 12:00 – 12:30

Johannes Geffert, concert organist from Bonn, Germany

Performing pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Robert Schumann and Andreas Willscher.

Tickets 2500 ISK

 

International Organ Summer in Hallgrímskirkja

Sunday 18. August at 17:00 – 18:00

Johannes Geffert, concert organist from Bonn, Germany

Performs pieces by Pablo Bruna, Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saens and Felix Mendelssohn Barholdy.

Tickets 3000 ISK

 

Born 1951 as son of a highly recognized organist and director of church music, Johannes Geffert was brought up in the traditions of his profession. He studied with Michael Schneider and Nicolas Kynaston.

From 1974 until 1979 Geffert was organist in Aachen and conductor of the Aachen Bach society, where he founded the Festival “Aachener Bachtage”. 1980 he was appointed director of church music at the Kreuzkirche Bonn, the largest church in former capital of West Germany, there he was also organist titulaire of the city’s concert hall “Beethovenhalle”.

As a professor for organ and improvisation at the State Conservatory of Music in Cologne from 1997 until 2015, and he was also head of the department for protestant church music.

Johannes Geffert has performed at many international organ festivals in

Europe, Japan, South America, and in the United States. His CDs have achieved highest acclaim. In numerous competitions for organ playing he has been asked to be a member of the jury. In 1991 he founded the “Johann Christian Bach-Academy”, an orchestra for performances with period instruments. As an editor he supervised a series of publications with romantic organ music by American and British composers, and he has published some of his own Liszt transcriptions for organ with Schott and written articles on musical issues in various magazines. Geffert is honorary Vice-President of the British Organists Association IAO and board member of the Beethovenhaus Bonn.

 

Programme:

Saturday August 17th at 12 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 

Toccata and fugue in d-minor BWV 565

George Friedrich Händel 1685-1759 

From: Concerto Nr. 13
‘Cuckoo and Nightingale’

Larghetto Allegro

Robert Schumann 1810-1856 

From: 6 studies in canonic form op. 56 4. ‘Innig’ (heartfelt)

  1. ‘Nicht zu schnell’ (not too fast)

Andreas Willscher 1955- 

‘My Beethoven’ a concert rag for organ

 

Sunday August 18th at 5 pm

Pablo Bruna 1611-1679 

Tiento de secondo tono sobre la Letania de la Virgen

Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741 

Concerto in a-minor Adagio

Allegro
organ transcription J. S. Bach

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 

Adagio F-Major
From Suite for a mechanical clock WoO 31

Franz Liszt 1811-1886 

Legend I ‘St. Francis preaching to the birds’ organ transcription by J. Geffert

Camille Saint-Saens 1835-1921 

Fantasie II in D flat – major op. 101

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 1809-1847 

Overture to the sacred Drama ‘Athalia’

transcription by W. T. Best 1826-1897