Herman J. Busch und Matthias Geuting - Llexicon Der Orgel - Orgelbau  Orgelspiel  Komponisten und ihre Werke Interpreten - 2007

Herman J. Busch und Matthias Geuting - Llexicon Der Orgel - Orgelbau  Orgelspiel  Komponisten und ihre Werke Interpreten - 2007
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Orgelbau  Orgelspiel  Komponisten und ihre Werke (Organ building Organ playing Composers and their works)

Edited by Herman J. Busch and Matthias Geuting.
With a foreword by Ton Koopman.
Laaber Verlag (publisher), 2007.
Bound edition with dust jacket
Dimensions: 26.1 x 19 x 6.8 cm
906 pages
List of authors, list of articles, abbreviations and short titles Bibliography Illustrated

2.6 kilo

The tonal and visual diversity of the organ is unmatched by any other musical instrument. The perception of this complex machinery is as varied as its history. In 1619, Michael Praetorius spoke of the "instrument of instruments"; in the 20th century, György Ligeti spoke of a "gigantic prosthesis" with which it was necessary to find out how one could "learn to walk anew". Now, for the first time, a reference work is dedicated to the phenomenon of the organ, providing information in a concentrated form about all the essential aspects of the instrument and its music.

The Lexikon der Orgel combines presentations of the work of composers and organ builders, performers and scholars with factual articles from the fields of organ building, organ music and organ playing. The focus is not only on the church instrument and its music. The predecessors and profane bylines of organ development, from the ancient water organ to the harmonium, from the barrel organ to the cinema organ, are also covered, as are the electronic organs that have been developed since the 20th century.

This comprehensive book offers an enormous wealth of information to the professional instrumentalist and pedagogue, the music-making enthusiast, as well as to anyone professionally or privately involved with the organ. In the process, a differentiated picture of the organ and its history emerges - from its beginnings in antiquity to the immediate present.

In the Encyclopaedia of the Organ you will find over 900 keywords mainly on the following topics:
- Orgelkunde: Sie werden fundiert über Bau und Geschichte der Orgel und der mit ihr verwandten Instrumente informiert.

- Orgelspiel: Eine Vielzahl an Artikeln widmet sich spieltechnischen Sachbegriffen und Fragen der Aufführungspraxis, der Gattungsgeschichte und der Pädagogik.

- Komponisten und ihre Werke - ein Schwerpunkt des Lexikons: In diesen Artikeln wird jeweils die Bedeutung eines Komponisten für die Orgelmusik und ihre zentralen Gattungen dargestellt.

- Orgelbauer: In zahlreichen Einzelartikeln werden alle wichtigen Erbauer von Orgeln und ihre Anteile an der Entwicklung des Instruments in Geschichte und Gegenwart beleuchtet.

- Organisten und Pädagogen: Die einflußreichsten Interpreten und Pädagogen werden umfassend vorgestellt. From A for Marie-Claire Alain to Z for Gerd Zacher - the whole art of organ playing in one volume.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Herman J. Busch und Matthias Geuting
Book Title
Llexicon Der Orgel - Orgelbau  Orgelspiel  Komponisten und ihre Werke Interpreten
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Laaber Verlag
Binding/ Material
Dust jacket
Number of pages
26.1×19 cm
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