Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #61!
Today's guest is Arjan Breukhoven from the Netherlands who is the titular organist of the old church (builded in 1732) in Berkel and Rodenrijs. He plays each year about 450 concerts and services. He has worked on numerous recordings for radio and TV and about 200 CD’s and DVD’s. Besides all this, he is also the director of three large and well-known Dutch Male choirs. As a composer he is renowned for his many compositions for choir, organ and other instruments.
In this conversation, Arjan shares his experience as a concert organist, we talk about different instruments he played, how he writes organ registration, how he improvises, and about the importance of preparation for organ recitals.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , teachers at National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art, creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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