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Edgar Krapp (Organ, Harpsichord)

Born: June 3, 1947 - Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany

The German organist, harpsichordist and music pedagogue, Edgar Krapp, received his first organ lessons as a member of the cathedral choir. After graduation he studied organ with Franz Lehrndorfer in Munich and with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. During his studies he won many prizes at international music competitions (including the Munich Orgelwettbewerb 1972).

From 1974 to 1993 Edgar Krapp served as the successor of Helmut Walcha at the Music Academy in Frankfurt and from 1982 to 1991 he taught as a visiting professor at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1993 he was at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, appointed as successor to Franz Lehrndorfer.

Edgar Krapp has performed throughout Europe, America and Japan as a concert organist and was worked with renowned conductors such as Rafael Kubelík, Georges Pretre, Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Horst Stein and Christoph Eschenbach. He played J.S. Bach's complete organ oeuvre several times. All 14 concerts of it in Munich were broadcast live. He also played and recorded organ concertos by George Frideric Handel and his entire harpsichord works. In 1985 he performed George Frideric Handel's Organ Concertos Op. 4 with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart in collaboration with South German Radio. He has played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, Münchner Philharmoniker, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Wiener Philharmoniker. In 1995 he played with the Nederlands Kamerkoor at the Berlin Cathedral. In 1983 he played the organ in the basilica at Kloster Benediktbeuern, Old Italian Church Sonatas for 'Cello and Organ, with David Geringas.

Edgar Krapp is a member of the Board of the Neue Bachgesellschaft (New Bach Society) in Leipzig and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.


Source: Wikipedia Website (August 2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2012)

Edgar Krapp: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Edgar Krapp (Wikipedia)

Edgar Krapp - Professor für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Orgel, Prorektor der Hochschule (Musikhochschule München) [German]

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