Martin Schmeding

International Organ Recital:

Martin Schmeding (Leipzig)

Professor of Organ at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University for Music & Theatre in Leipzig, Martin Schmeding is one of the most sought-after concert organists in Europe.  He presents a programme with a symphonic sweep, including the "Great" Fantasia & Fugue in G minor by JS Bach and one of Max Reger's last works - composed on a vast dynamic plane (from pppp to ffff)! 

This latest organ prom is a special opportunity to step into the tranquility of the Temple at the weekend and experience the church's 'Rolls-Royce' of an organ in the hands of a celebrated international recitalist. 

Mendelssohn: Overture “The Beautiful Melusine” Op. 32 (arr. Schmeding)
Karg-Elert: from “Seven Pastels from the Lake of Constance” Op. 96:
I. The Soul of the Lake
Bach: Fantasy and Fugue G minor BWV 542
Beethoven: Fantasy Op. 77 (arr. Schmeding)
Janáček: Postlude from “Glagolitic Mass”
Reger: Fantasy and Fugue D minor Op. 135b

The performance lasts approximately 60 minutes (without interval).

Venue: Temple Church
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"Breathtakingly virtuosic and full of genuine life"

The Organ

"Martin Schmeding’s playing is superlatively good – good enough to allow you to forget there is someone working the instrument and providing 100% transparency for the music"

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