Winfried Bönig - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

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Winfried Bönig Organ Recital

WINFRIED BOENIG Portrait (c)hoch

Overview

The prominent German musician and musicologist Winfried Banich has held the prominent position of organist at Cologne Cathedral since 2001 and is a professor at the city’s Academy of Music. The imaginative programme he presents at Megaron the Athens Concert Hall contains all the elements that make the organ appealing to both the more and less initiated: the grandeur of Bach’s music – for whom the organ was the pre-eminent field for the expression of his most intimate musical ideas – the sensitivity and vast timbral palette of French music (Vierne), the authentic evocativeness of the sound and the infinite potential of the organ to bring out music written for other instruments (Liszt). Following a centuries-old tradition shaped by the world’s greatest organists, Bönig closes the concert in the most spectacular way, offering the audience an improvisation.

Credits

Organ

Winfried Bönig

Programme

J. S. Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29 (transcription: Wolfram Gehring)

Chorale from Cantata No. 22 (transcription: Maurice Duruflé)

Chorale from Cantata No. 79 (transcription: Virgil Fox)

Samuel Barber: Adagio (transcription: William Strickland)

Louis Vierne: Three pieces from the Pièces de fantaisie (Fantastic Pieces)

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Franz Liszt: Legend No. 2, “St.François de Paule marchant sur les flots” (St.François de Paule marching on the waves) (transcription: Winfried Bönig)

Winfried Bönig: Improvisation

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