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Erich Piasetzki (Organ)

Born: 1932 - Germany

The German organist, Erich Piasetzki, studied church music at the Musikhochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1954 to 1958, where his organ teacher was Hans Heintze. Harpsichord studies with Silvia Kind followed.

Erich Piasetzki has been active as choirmaster-organist at zhe Offenbarungskirche in Berlin since 1958. From 1959 to 1982 he additionally functionet as organ consultant for Berlin-Brandenburg. In 1967 he was appointed to the post of regional director of church music.

Erich Piasetzki's extensive concert activities in many European countries and in the USA have made him a familiar figure. He is particularly interested in the interpretation of contemporary music; numerous world premiercs have been entrusted to him.

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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