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Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Born: October 27, 1929 - Oetzsch, Saxony-Anhalt or Markkleeberg, Saxony, Germany
Died: July 14, 1993 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

The German organist, Hannes Kästner, was member of the Thomanerchor Leipzig and studied with Günther Ramin at the Church Music Institute of the Leipzig Musikhochschule from 1948 to 1952.

In 1951, whilst still Student, Hannes Kästner became organist at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. In 1960 he became a lecturer at the conservatoire, was granted a professorship in 1976 and in 1984 came to head the organ department, whereupon he gave up the post of organist at the Thomaskirche.

An excellent Organist, Hannes Kästner has given concerts in many parts of the world. Numerous pupils; indebted to him for the thorough trainiug hc gave them in the tradition of the famous "Leipzig school".

 

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)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Günther Ramin

Organ

BWV 63, BWV 72, BWV 137, BWV 232 [1st]

Erhard Mauersberger

Harpsichord, Organ

BWV 18, BWV 55, BWV 62, BWV 78, BWV 80, BWV 140, BWV 172, BWV 189,

Kurt Thomas

Organ

BWV 54, BWV 56, BWV 82, BWV 71

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works

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Works

Gerhard Bosse

Harpsichord

Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1055, BWV 1056

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Hannes Kästner (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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