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Johannes Schäfer (Organ)

Born: 1928 - Weißensee, Thuringia, Germany
Died: 1996 - Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

The German organist, Johannes Schäfer, studied with Günther Ramin and Robert Köbler and other teachers at the Leipzig conservatoire from 1947 to 1950.

From 1950 to the time of his death Johannes Schäfer was organist at the Erfurt Predigerkirche, where, on his initiative, a large, new organ was built in 1978. He lectured at the music Institute in Halle (Saale) from 1956 to 1994, when he was made professor of organ there. In addition, he lectured at the Weimar conservatoire from 1978.

Numerous concerts, broadcasts and recordings and his participation on the juries of international music competitions made Johannes Schäfer well-known and well-loved as an outstanding artist at the organ and highly esteemed teacher.

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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