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Organist, Munich, Germany

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

Welcomed by Paul & Amy Mittelstadt
Realtors, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Central West End Specialists

World-renowned organist, composer and teacher Hans Leitner makes his St. Louis debut performing on the 7,621 pipes of the Great Cathedral Organ at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

Since the fall of 2003 he has served as organist and cathedral vicar at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Munich. At the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich he had from 2003 to 2011 held a lectureship in liturgy and church music practice. Prior to this appointment he was organist of the cathedral and Vicar to the High St. Stephan Cathedral Passau, where he also acted as an organ expert of the diocese of Passau.

Hans Leitner is editor of several organ works and authors of contributions to music history, organological and theological themes. Numerous CD recordings and television as well as compositions for organ, choir and brass sections document his extensive artistic creativity.

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude, Largo (from Sonata V BWV 529) and Fugue in C-major BWV 545

Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
Aria Tertia
from Hexachordum Apollinis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Adagio, Allegro, Adagio f-minor KV 594
(Ein Stück für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr – Piece for an organwork in a musical clock)

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Movement 1 from Sonata Nr. 2 A-flat major Op.65:
Grave – Allegro

Hans Leitner (*1961)
Intrada
Variationen
harp-tune
trumpet-tune
carillon-tune
musett-tune
Fughette und Hymne Gott mit dir, du Land der Bayern
(God be with thee, land of the Bavarians)

Max Reger (1873 – 1916)
Jesu, meine Zuversicht from 30 Choral Preludes, Op. 135a
Introduction and Passacaglia in d-minor