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Arthur Eger (Organ)

Born: 1900 - Niederlößnitz, near Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Died: 1968 - Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

The German organist, Arthur Eger, studied church music in Dresden from 1922 to 1926, partly within the framework of teacher training and partly on his own initiative.

From 1926 to the end of his life Arthur Eger was choirmaster at Freiberg Cathedral. He won lasting respect through his first Freiberg performances of the great sacred choral works of J.S. Bach, Mozart and L.v. Beethoven and through the success of his efforts to incrcase awareness of the worth of the Silbermann Cathedral organ and the need to preserve it in its original state. The musical performances which regularly take place at Freiberg Cathedral to this day derive from the evening concert series he instituted on August 31, 1939.

Source: Liner notes to the 15-CD Box Set ‘J.S. Bach: Orgelwerke auf Silbermann-Orgel · Organ Works’ (Berlin Classics)
Contributed by
Matthias Hansen (February 2011)

Organ Works on Silbermann Organs: LP Recordings on Eterna | CD Recordings on Berlin Classics | CD Recordings on Baroque Music Club
Short Biographies:
Christoph Albrecht | Herbert Collum | Arthur Eger | Hannes Kästner | Robert Köbler | Johannes-Ernst Köhler | Günter Metz | Hans Otto | Erich Piasetzki | Johannes Schäfer
Recording Reviews:
Bach on Silbermann Organs, Vol. 2 (C. Albrecht) | Bach Organ Works from Berlin Classics, Vol. 9 (E. Piasetzki)

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