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Harmony, Rhythm & Ornamentation in the Organ Works of J.S. Bach With Heinrich Walther

This lecture/demontration focuses on aspects of ornamentation, the origin of Bach's ornaments in French Baroque Music, and a closer look at the Trio Sonatas, particularly three chorales from the Little Organ Book (das Orgelbüchlein): “O Mensch bewein Dein Sünde groß”, “ Gegrüßet seist Du Jesu Christ”, “Das Alte Jahr vergangen ist’ . (Please bring your scores, if you have them.)

Monday, Feb 22 2010, 7:30-9:00pm
Kampong Kapor Methodist Church (1 Kampong Kapor Road, Singapore 208673) [locate]
Admission is free; donations are appreciated


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An evening of Bach with Heinrich Walther (Germany)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 8 PM
Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place [locate]
Pre-concert talk at 7.15 pm
Tickets at $15 and $10 (conc) Available through SISTIC

The acclaimed German organist Heinrich Walther was born in 1959, and studied piano and sacred music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He won the First Prize in Organ at the Toulouse Conservatory in 1983 and 1984, and also received prizes in both the 1986 San Antonio Organ Competition and the 1987 Nuremberg International Pachelbel Competition.

Heinrich Walther has been invited to perform in organ festivals in many countries, and he has also made extensive recordings for broadcast in France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Ukraine. He has conducted numerous masterclasses in venues across the USA, Iceland and Korea, and currently teaches at the conservatories in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Rottenburg.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750)

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV532

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV662

Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV548

Trio Sonata in C major, BWV529

Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, BWV582


Heinrich Walther (Germany)

Heinrich Walther (Germany)