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The Silbermann Magic - Xaver Varnus / The legendary virtuoso plays the great Silbermann Organ (1722) in Rötha, Germany / J. S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / CD + 2 DVD / EMI

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The Silbermann Magic - Xaver Varnus / The legendary virtuoso plays the great Silbermann Organ (1722) in Rötha, Germany / J. S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / CD + 2 DVD / EMI

UPC 4230277891919

 

The legendary virtuoso plays the great Silbermann Organ (1722)

Rötha, Germany

 

Xaver Varnus wurde 1964 in Kőbánya als Sohn von Theresa Tabori und Xaver Raymond Varnus geboren. Seine Musikausbildung erhielt er am Budapester Musikkonservatorium bei Gabor Lehotka, Melinda Kistetenyi, Jozsef Karpati und Istvan Baroti. Anschließend nahm er Privatunterricht in Orgel und Komposition bei Pierre Cochereau in Paris und Lorenz Stolzenbach in Leipzig.

Von 1977 bis 1982 war Varnus Organist an den Kirchen St. Ladislaus und St. Theresa in Budapest. 1983 zog er nach Toronto und war dort von 1983 bis 1985 Organist der Coldstream Presbyterian-Kirche. 1984 erhielt er die kanadische Staatsbürgerschaft. Varnus hatte verschiedene Anstellungen als Kirchenorganist in Kanada: 1986 bis 1987 Saint-Patrick de Montréal, 1987 bis 1989 St. Donat in Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Quebec. 1986 bis 1989 war er Präsident der Kanadischen Orgelgesellschaft. 1989 beendete er seine Zeit als fest angestellter Organist und begann mit den ersten Konzert-Tourneen, vor allem in Europa und Ostdeutschland. Zu seinen Spezialitäten gehören neben der Aufführung klassischer Orgelwerke freie Improvisationen über vorgegebene Themen und die Zusammenarbeit mit Musikern in Kirchen. Bis 2017 waren es knapp 3.000 solcher Konzerte.

 

 

Tracklist:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

1. Passacaglia BWV 582

2. Three Choral Preludes BWV 639, 625, 622

3. Prelude and Fugue in E minor " The Cathedral" BWV 533

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

4. Sonata in D minor on "Vater unser im Himmelreich" Op. 65

 

BONUS DVD

Xaver Varnus - The best of concerts and recitals in the early 21st century

 

Filmed by Máté Vargha

Sound by Olivier Levignac

Cover design by Márton Berendi

 

Special thanks to: Jihoon Song, Judit Harnos, András Batta, Balázs Bärnkopf, Ádám Gungl, Rita Pinter and Daniel Oberzaucher

 

FROM THE BACK OF THE CD:

According to ticket offices and newspapers, Xaver Varnus is among the three most popular organists in the world - it is nearly impossible to get tickets to his sell out concerts. He has played virtually every important organ in the world, including those in Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Washington Cathedral, Notre Dame, Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Eustache in Paris, Berliner Dom, Canterbury Cathedral, as well as the largest existing instrument in the world, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia. Organist, improviser, author, lecturer and media personality, Varnus has had a dramatic impact on the popular audience's acceptance and appreciation of classical music. Over the course of his career, Varnus has played to more than six million people worldwide, recorded fifty-one albums, made sixty concert films, and written five books. His videos have surpassed six million veiws on YouTube. His "Quadruple Platinum Disc Award" winning album "From Ravel to Vangelis", released by Sony BMG in 2007, is the best-selling collection of organ recordings ever. "Varnus is a monster talent, every bit as stimulating and individual as the late Glenn Gould." These lines are by the distinguished North American critic Robert Everett-Green, which appeared in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe & Mail on 8 May 1986. A few years later, the Toronto Star music critic Ronald Hambleton wrote: "Xaver Varnus has been called the Horowitz of the organ (The New York Times) or contrariwise the Paganini of the organ (Le Figaro). And even the Glenn Gould of the organ. But he is none of the above. Instead, he is plainly the Xaver Varnus of the organ, a self-assured prodigy with a mind of his own".

 

 

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