Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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organ concert with Wolfgang Kogert

Sunday, 3. December 2023

6 pm

Wolfgang Kogert © Lukas Beck

Wolfgang Kogert (Vienna) plays works by Muffat, Kerll, Mozart and Bernhard Lang.

Wolfgang Kogert, a famous concert organist who became an international name for his interpretations of contemporary works, will be a guest at the Sophienkirche in December. In addition to numerous works for solo organ, he recently premiered the organ concertos by Bernd Richard Deutsch with the ORF Symphony Orchestra and by Klaus Lang with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

The centerpiece of his program in Sophien will be the German premiere of Bernhard Lang's "Organ Loops". In his first organ work, Lang works with finely differentiated changes and overlapping of patterns. Flowing, bumping, furious, pensive, the "organ machine" gets into motion. The registrations of the work are idiomatic and puristically clear. Kogert brings together baroque music from the Habsburg tradition and music by Christoph Herndler around Lang's work.

Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704)
Toccata secunda

Johann Caspar Kerll (1627 - 1693)

Johann Jacob Froberger (1616 - 1667)
Capriccio in g, FbWV 508

Bernhard Lang (*1957)
Organ-Loops Vol. 1 (2022) (German premiere)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Andante F major, KV 616

Christoph Herndler (*1964)
variations sérieuses variation after Mendelssohn op. 54 (2009)

Tickets: 10 €, reduced 5 €
Reduction for pupils and students on presentation of proof.
Tickets at the box office 30 minutes before the concert begins - no pre-sales.

In the future, a video transmission in the nave of the church will make it possible to experience the fascinating skills of the organists very closely at all organ concerts. "Music in the Sophienkirche" is a series of events organized by Ev. Kirchengemeinde am Weinberg in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Photo: Wolfgang Kogert © Lukas Beck