Anton Heiller at Harvard: The Legendary Performances


The legendary organist and teacher Anton Heiller visited Harvard University several times to teach and to present recitals on the Fisk organ at Memorial Church, an organ which he greatly admired. Here, four of his live recitals which have never been released on LP or CD, as well as his famous recordings of the three Hindemith Organ Sonatas released on LP and unavailable for years, are combined into a set of four CDs.

CD 1: from the recital of 28 December 1967
BACH: Canonical variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, S.769
BACH: Prelude & fugue in C, S547
REGER: Phantasia & fugue on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op. 52 no. 2
HEILLER: Improvisation on a submitted theme

CD 2: Recital of 8 November 8 1968
CLÉRAMBAULT: Suite du deuxième ton
BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-Fantasy on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
BACH: Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, S.768
REGER: Introduction and Passacaglia in f (from Monologue, op. 63)
HEILLER: Improvisation on a submitted theme

CD 3: Recital of 7 October 1971
BACH: Prelude & fugue in G, S.541
BACH: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend', S.709
BACH: Toccata & fugue in d, S.565
BACH: Chorale preludes from the Clavierübung part III
BACH: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, S.669
BACH: Christe, aller Welt Trost, S.670
BACH: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, S.671
BACH: Jesu, meine Zuversicht, S.728
BACH: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Vater, S.740
BACH: Passacaglia & fugue in c, S.582

CD 4
BACH: Trio sonata V in C, S.529 (recital of 7 October 1971)
HINDEMITH: Organ sonatas 1, 2, 3 (recording of 1973)

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