Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #47!
Today is a very special podcast. Ausra and I are in the beautiful resort town of Nida on the peninsula of the Baltic coast. The entire region (Curonian Spit) is protected by UNESCO.
Last night we performed an organ duet recital where we played 6 Sonatas for 4 Hands by Franz Seydelmann (you can see the engraving from the title page of the original publication below). This concert was part of the 15th International Music Festival "Organ Summer" organized by New Organ Forum (led by our friend and colleague Dr. Balys Vaitkus). It's the second time we appeared in public with this program (the first was 6 weeks ago at Vilnius University St. John's church).
In this conversation we will talk about what does it take to prepare and perform an organ duet recital and how to deal with the element of surprise when the organ doesn't behave.
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Six Sonatas for Two Persons at One Keyboard by Franz Seydelmann (horizontal layout and vertical layout)
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