August Ritter - Complete Organ Sonatas | Priory PRCD1162

August Ritter - Complete Organ Sonatas


Label: Priory

Cat No: PRCD1162

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 12th February 2016



Born in 1811, August Ritter, a contemporary of Wagner and Liszt made an early decision to concerntrate his energies into organ music and performance.  He held significant posts at Merseburg and Magdeburg Cathedrals and was renowned  as a teacher.

Ritter developed and interest in musicology and his interest in collecting old music led eventually to the publication of his most significant historical work Zur Geschichte des Orgelspiels. There is much in this and other teaching publications that had a lasting effect and indeed an influence on the twentieth-century Orgelbewegung.

His four organ sonatas were written in a ten-year period between 1846 and 1856. The Ladegast organ in Polditz, one of the builders largest in Saxony,  is a contemporary of the composer.

Recorded the Ladegast Organ in the Kirche Altleisnig, Polditz, Germany

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