Welcome to episode 32 of Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast!
Today's guest is Dr. Krzyzstof Urbaniak, a well known organist and researcher from Poland. He teaches at two music academies - in Krakow and Lodz. He is also an organ expert of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Krzyzstof writes articles about historical organ building and performance practice, he also prepares editions of organ music which was largely unknown to the organ world. One of the most important fields of his activities is Baltic Organ Center, a society concerned for documentation and preservation of historical organs of the area around the Baltic Sea.
In today's conversation Krzyzstof will share his insights about 18th century Danzig (Gdansk) organ culture, including instruments, surviving music, performance practice, and registration.
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Daniel Magnus Gronau - Choral Variations for Organ (edited by Martin Rost and Krzyzstof Urbaniak)
Organ by Hildebrandt in Paslek
Jędrzejów, Józef Sitarski from Kraków 1754
Krzeszów / Grüssau, Michael Engler from Breslau 1736
Wrocław / Breslau, Adam Horatio Casparini from Breslau 1718
Olkusz, Hans Hummel and Jerzy Nitrowski 1611-1633: video 1 and video 2
Baltic Organ Center
Danziger Barock II
Krzyzstof Urbaniak on Facebook and YouTube
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