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Hans Otto (Organ)

Born: 1922 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Died: 1996 - Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

The German organist, Hans Otto, was a member of the Thomanerchor Leipzig, and studied with Karl Straube the Church Music Institute of the Leipzig Musikhochschule (conservatoire) from 1945 to 1948.

From 1949 to 1968 Hans Otto was active as choirmastcr-organist in Dresden and also lectured there the Church Music School. In 1968 he became choirmaster at the Cathedral of Freiberg (Saxony) and in 1983 became Organist at the Magdeburg Konzerthalle.

Hans Otto was complete command of all areas of responsibility pertaining to church music. In addition to numerous organ concerts and organ recordings, his activity as a choir conductor and the many years he worked together with the Dresdner Kreuzchor under Rudolf Mauersberger are worthy of mention.

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

Conductor

As

Works

Martin Flämig

Organ

BWV 232 [3rd], BWV 244 [1st], BWV 244 [2nd], BWV 244 [3rd], BWV 245 [1st], BWV 245 [2nd]

Karl Frotscher

Organ

BWV 137

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Hans Otto - Organist (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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