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Johann Caspar Kerll: Complete Free Organ Works / Wolfgang Kogert

> Toccata ottava in G major - Toccata ottava in G major
> Canzone I in D minor - Canzone prima in D minor
> Toccata No. 5, "Tutta de Salti" - Toccata quinta, "Tutta de Salti"
> Canzone sesta in G major - Canzone sesta in G major
> Toccata seconda in G minor - Toccata seconda in G minor
> Canzone seconde in G minor - Canzone seconde in G minor
> Ciaccona - Ciaccona
> Toccata No. 6 in F major, "per el pedale" - Toccata sesta in F major, "per el pedale"
> Canzone III in D minor - Canzone terza in D minor
> Toccata settima in G major - Toccata settima in G major
> Capriccio sopra il cucu - Capriccio sopra il cucu
> Toccata prima in D minor - Toccata prima in D minor
> Passacaglia - Passacaglia
> Canzone quinta in C major - Canzone quinta in C major
> Toccata No. 4, "Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature" - Toccata quarta, "Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature"
> Canzone quarta in E minor - Canzone quarta in E minor
> Toccata terza in A minor - Toccata terza in A minor
> Ricercata in D minor - Ricercata in D minor
> Battaglia - Battaglia

Album Summary

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for keyboard No 8 in G major
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 1, for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 5 for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 6, for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 2
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 2, for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Ciaccona Variata for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata 6, for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona for organ No 3 in D
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata 7, for keyboard
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Capriccio sopra il cucu
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 1 in D major
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Passacaglia
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona for Organ no 4
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for Keyboard no 4 in E major "Cromatica Durezze e Ligature"
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for Keyboard no 3 in A minor
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata sive ricercata in Cylindrum phonotacticum transferenda, for organ (from Kirchners Musurgia u
>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Battaglia
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rediscovered by musicologists in the twentieth century, Johann Caspar Kerll is known first and foremost as one of the more important Baroque organ composers before Bach. However, into the late eighteenth century, Kerll was considered one of the leading musicians in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and "one of the most skilful and able organists that the world ever produced" (as the music historian John Hawkins put it in 1776). Thanks to his extensive circle of students, Kerll's pieces were known throughout Europe and were still appearing in print in Italy, England and the Netherlands decades after his death; these works also had a formative influence on the generations of organists that followed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Franziskanerkirche, Vienna, Austria (08/2011).



Reviews

Kogert illuminates Kerll on Wockherl gem in Vienna
To be admitted to the illustrious world of Seventeenth–Century organ music via the renovated jewel of the Wockherl 1642 organ is to discover a little-known, shining example of the finest in Western music. Organist Wolfgang Kogert guides the audience through the once-famous, now-unfamiliar world of free organ works by Johann Caspar Kerll.


Charging into the interpretation of pre-Bach organ music in addition to his special interest of modern works, Mr. Kogert discusses and then illustrates the compositions which once ranked J.C. Kerll among Europe’s esteemed musicians and composers. Such a lesson would be rich enough experience for a dedicated organ student. But it is merely the introduction, as the experience is enriched with the sound and history of Vienna’s oldest organ, now restored to beauty, quality, and prominence. The accompanying booklet provides a textbook in itself with history, composition notes, pictures, specifications, and performance registrations.


Mr. Kogert pursues an active career in concerts, classrooms, churches, and recording sites. Like a runner in an achievement marathon, he competes and compiles awards en route. Sharing his skills and sensitivity for the fine Wockherl organ and Kerll’s music, Kogert invites the listening audience to embrace the seventeenth-century musical world with fresh perspective.


The exquisite case of the organ, the devotion to correct and adaptive interpretation, the appreciation of the compositions and culture of the era, are all presented for an entranced audience. A student of European history, church music, organ building, or composition would find more than enough to maintain interest through this CD and beyond. A casual apprentice of casual music might not be so attracted, as this is an intellectual and academic experience for those interested in this era.


Restoration, performance, understanding, and dedication to the music and the instrument under the skilled talent of a modern musician revive an almost-lost part of music to the enhancement of the Twenty-first Century.


Submitted on 05/08/12 by howsweetthesound 
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Works Details

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for keyboard No 8 in G major
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 1, for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 5 for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 6, for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 2
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona 2, for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Ciaccona Variata for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata 6, for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona for organ No 3 in D
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata 7, for keyboard
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Capriccio sopra il cucu
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata No 1 in D major
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Passacaglia
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona for Organ no 4
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for Keyboard no 4 in E major "Cromatica Durezze e Ligature"
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Canzona for Organ no 4
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata for Keyboard no 3 in A minor
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Toccata sive ricercata in Cylindrum phonotacticum transferenda, for organ (from Kirchners Musurgia u
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Battaglia
  • Performer: Wolfgang Kogert (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque