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Some might already know that a new Rieger organ has been installed (voicing underway at the moment) in the world-renowned concert hall of the Viennese "Musikverein". We'll get the first glimpse of the new instrument during the New Year's Concert on Saturday, however you won't notice any difference since the outer appearance of the instrument (apart from the new mechanical console on the balcony) remained unchanged. The inauguration concert that is to take place on Saturday, March 26th, at 19.30, will feature no less than five organists: Olivier Latry, Gillian Weir, Ludger Lohman, Martin Haselböck and Peter Planyavsky. No surprises here, obviously :unsure:.

 

Although there are still no technical details about the organ on the Rieger website, it seems that the organ will have 4 manuals, 84 stops and 6171 pipes, with the whole project costing 1,8 million €. Well, the Rieger opus list certainly hasn't been lacking instruments of this size recently... A noteworthy detail: the new organ will also have some pipes from the original 1872 Ladegast organ.

 

Hope someone gets to attend this event and provides some impressions afterwards.

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Some might already know that a new Rieger organ has been installed (voicing underway at the moment) in the world-renowned concert hall of the Viennese "Musikverein". We'll get the first glimpse of the new instrument during the New Year's Concert on Saturday, however you won't notice any difference since the outer appearance of the instrument (apart from the new mechanical console on the balcony) remained unchanged. The inauguration concert that is to take place on Saturday, March 26th, at 19.30, will feature no less than five organists: Olivier Latry, Gillian Weir, Ludger Lohman, Martin Haselböck and Peter Planyavsky. No surprises here, obviously :unsure:.

 

Although there are still no technical details about the organ on the Rieger website, it seems that the organ will have 4 manuals, 84 stops and 6171 pipes, with the whole project costing 1,8 million €. Well, the Rieger opus list certainly hasn't been lacking instruments of this size recently... A noteworthy detail: the new organ will also have some pipes from the original 1872 Ladegast organ.

 

Hope someone gets to attend this event and provides some impressions afterwards.

 

The spec. has appeared somewhere recently on a Rieger advert in one of the journals.

 

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As I've just learnt from a German organ forum, this Saturday (March 26) "Radio Stephansdom" is going to broadcast live both the dedication of the restored Wöckherl organ (1642) in the Vienna Franciscan Church (at 11.30 AM, you can find some information about this oldest organ in Vienna here and here) and the new Rieger organ in the "Musikverein" (7.30 PM). Here's the link to livestream:

http://www.radiostephansdom.at/live/stream/

As the concert in Musikverein is sold out, this should be the only opportunity for most of us to follow the opening recital.

 

Recently, Rieger has also finally published the specification of this not so small organ:

http://www.rieger-orgelbau.com/dbpdf/WienMusikv.pdf

 

And the programme for both events:

 

11:30

Die älteste Kirchenorgel in Wien - die Wöckherlorgel aus dem Jahr 1642.

 

1. Konzert

Roman Summereder (Orgel)

Friedrich Lessky (Einführung)

 

Abraham van den Kerckhoven (1618-1701): Fantaisie du 6ème ton la sonnerie de Ste. Gudule

Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627): Obra de VIII. tono: Ensalada

Heinrich Scheidemann (1596-1663): 2 versus super: „O Gott, wir danken deiner Güt’“

Diderik Buxtehude (1637-1707): Praeludium in F BuxWV 157

 

2. Konzert

Michael Radulescu (Orgel)

Wolfgang Kreuzhuber (Einführung)

 

Michael Radulescu, Madrigali (2010)

 

3. Konzert

Pier Damiano Peretti (Orgel)

Arthur Saliger (Einführung)

 

Francisco Fernández Palero (1533-1597): drei Intavolierungen aus Libro de cifra nueva” (1557) Veni redemptor, quaesumus/Ave maris stella/Mor me a prive

Johan Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693): Toccata quinta

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): aus “Primo Libro di Capricci” (1628)

Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiamenga

Charles Raquet (1597-1664): Fantaisie (aus: Marin Marsenne, l’Harmonie Universelle, Paris (1636)

 

 

19:30

Live aus dem Großen Saal des Wiener Musikvereins

Franz Schmidt: „Königsfanfare“ aus „Fredigundis“

Ensemble der Wiener Symphoniker

 

Improvisation

Peter Planyavsky

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio und Fuge C-Dur, BWV 564

Ludger Lohmann

 

Franz Liszt: Präludium und Fuge über das Motiv B.A.C.H.

Martin Haselböck

 

Olivier Messiaen:

L'ascension: „Alleluias sereins d’une âme qui désire le ciel“

La Nativité du Seigneur: „Dieu parmi nous“

Dame Gillian Weir

 

Alexandre Boëly: Fantasie und Fuge B-Dur, op. 18

Charles-Marie Widor: Orgelsymphonie Nr. 5, 1. Allegro vivace

Olivier Latry

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