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THE KING OF ORGANISTS Organist Halgeir Schiager’s first release on the LAWO Classics label, “Der Orgelkönig”, is a tribute to the German composer and organist Johann Gottlob Schneider (1789-1864). Schneider is today virtually forgotten, but in his time he was compared to Paganini and given the sobriquet “king of organists”. He represents organ literature between Bach and Mendelssohn, traditionally regarded as a period of decline. However, his works provide important insight into the development of organ music in the transition from Classicism to Romanticism and can be viewed as a missing link between the two aforementioned composers. Schneider’s music is shown to good advantage on the new Torkildsen organ in Steinkjer Church. Some works are first recordings. Halgeir Schiager studied in Oslo, Munich and Strasbourg. A major focus has been Norwegian organ music, and he has premiered a number of Norwegian works. His highly acclaimed recordings include the complete organ works of Petr Eben on the Hyperion label. In 2001 he received the Norwegian Critics Prize. Schiager has devoted special attention in recent years to the relation between music and instrument. This has found expression in CD recordings on historic or historically inspired organs spotlighting German organ literature of the 19th century. In his choice of repertoire, Schiager has prioritized composers whose fame has diminished over time. REVIEWS «All superbly performed by Halgeir Schiager and recorded to the Lawo label’s consistently high standard, this is an interesting and rewarding artifact for organ enthusiasts.» Dominy Clemens – MusicWeb International review_LWC1090_international_music_web.pdf «Halgeir Schiager has been careful to present these works as faithfully as possible [...] in the dramatic opener Dank und Jubelpräludium (with its homage to JSB) and the two Fantasie und Fuges Opus 1 and 3, the writing is every bit as strong as in Mendelssohn’s Sonatas.» Rupert Gough – Choir and Organ, april 2017 review_LWC1090_choir_and_organ.pdf
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1. Dank- und Jubelpräludium 00:04:51 1.50 USD
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Composer Johann Gottlob Schneider
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2. Fantasie und Fuge op. 1: I. Fantasia 00:04:24 1.50 USD
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3. Fantasie und Fuge op. 1: II. Adagio 00:03:21 1.50 USD
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4. Fantasie und Fuge op. 1: III. Tempo 1 – Fuga (un poco più moto) 00:05:27 1.50 USD
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5. Fantasie und Fuge op. 3: I. Fantasie 00:04:03 1.50 USD
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6. Fantasie und Fuge op. 3: II. Larghetto 00:03:09 1.50 USD
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7. Fantasie und Fuge op. 3: III. Tempo 1 – Fuga (Allegro maestoso) 00:06:01 1.50 USD
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8. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: I. Andante 00:01:33 1.50 USD
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9. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: II. Andante 00:00:55 1.00 USD
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10. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: III. Andantino 00:01:46 1.50 USD
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11. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: IV. Larghetto 00:02:34 1.50 USD
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12. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: V. Andante 00:02:12 1.50 USD
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13. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: VI. Andante con moto 00:01:12 1.50 USD
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14. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: VII. Andantino 00:01:32 1.50 USD
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15. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: VIII. Adagio 00:03:33 1.50 USD
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16. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: IX. Vivace 00:01:29 1.50 USD
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17. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: X. Vivace 00:01:03 1.00 USD
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18. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: XI. Moderato, maestoso 00:01:35 1.50 USD
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19. Zwölf Orgelstücke op. 4: XII. Allegro con spirito 00:01:40 1.50 USD
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20. Thema mit Variationen: Thema 00:01:09 1.00 USD
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21. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 1 00:01:08 1.00 USD
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22. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 2 00:01:09 1.00 USD
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23. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 3 00:01:07 1.00 USD
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24. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 4 00:01:14 1.50 USD
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25. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 5 00:01:07 1.00 USD
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26. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 6 00:01:22 1.50 USD
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27. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 7 00:00:54 1.00 USD
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28. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 8 00:00:58 1.00 USD
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29. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 9 00:01:17 1.50 USD
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30. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 10 00:01:12 1.50 USD
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31. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 11 00:01:15 1.50 USD
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32. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 12 00:01:26 1.50 USD
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33. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 13 00:01:21 1.50 USD
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34. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 14 00:01:22 1.50 USD
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35. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 15 00:00:59 1.00 USD
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36. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 16 00:01:11 1.50 USD
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37. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 17 00:01:18 1.50 USD
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38. Thema mit Variationen: Var. 18 00:01:59 1.50 USD
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