Blarr - Works for Organ (2007-2017)
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Cat No: CYBELESACD061701
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 20th October 2017
ArtistsMartin Schmeding (organ)
On this exceptional organ, Martin Schmeding, the exceptional organist and the ECHO Klassik Music Prize winner, who was the successor of Oskar Gottlieb Blarr as the cantor of the Neanderkirche, has recorded the latest works by Blarr, created between 2007 and 2017 – produced on Super Audio CD in Stereo, Surround and 3D-Binaural-Stereo.
Oskar Gottlieb Blarr was born on 6 May 1934 in Sandlack (District of Bartenstein, East Prussia; now Sedlawki, Poland). From 1962 he studied with important composers such as Bernd Alois Zimmermann (Cologne) and Krzysztof Penderecki (Essen). He received his diploma in 1976 in Düsseldorf, where he studied with Milko Kelemen and Günther Becker. From 1968 onward, he worked several times with Olivier Messiaen in Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Jerusalem, and Paris.
Blarr received numerous awards, including the award of the German Record Critics for Bartók on the Organ in 1977, the Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the French Republic in 1981 for the commitment to the Franco-German Friendship, together with Almut Rößler, 1999 a document of the Jewish National Fund.
He received the Rome Scholarship from the province of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1994. In 2005, he accepted the Jerusalem Fellowship from the city of Düsseldorf. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, to commemorate his longstanding promotion of German–Polish cultural exchange.
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