Looking for Austrian Organ Music
  • BethE
    Posts: 14
    Does anyone know of some nice organ music by Austrian composers other than Mozart?
  • Johann Jakob Froberger!
    Froberger was one of the musical luminaries of the XVIIth century.
    His organ-harpsichord music is both
    learned for the mind to savour and beautiful for the ear to hear.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 4,155
    Anton Bruckner, renowned for his organ playing, composed a few works for organ, notably of the prelude/postlude/fugue genres. WAB 125, 126/1, 126/2, 127, 128, 131 are available at IMSLP.
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
    Posts: 1,903
    Froberger has to be seconded: I always have to stifle a sob at the first A flat of Fantasia vii (vol. 3). Some other organists are Kerll, Poglietti, Muffat, Albrechtsberger, Süssmayr, J. & M. Haydn.
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  • Richard MixRichard Mix
    Posts: 1,903
    And of course depending on what reasons are behind Beth's seeking an "Austrian Composer", the Viennese Brahms can hardly be overlooked.
  • CGM
    Posts: 454
    a luminary of the 7th century?
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  • Look again - '... luminaries of the XVIIth century'. (Corrected, thank you.)
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  • CGM
    Posts: 454
    Thank you for the recommendation — his music is plentiful on IMSLP!
  • ghmus7
    Posts: 1,142
    Here's a list of "Catholic Germany, Austria" from
    "Barpque Organ Music" By Barbara Owen
    Albrechtsberger
    Brixi
    Danzi
    Gratz
    Haydn
    Hummel
    Janitch
    Knecht
    Kopriva
    Kichar
    Leopold Mozart
    Novotny
    Pasterwitz
    Prixner
    Reicha
    Rigler
    Schmoll
    Schnizer
    Seger
    Simon
    Sorge
    Stadler
    Wanhal
    Vogler
    Zimmernann

    Have no idea ow many of these dudes are Austrian.
    I do know that many of them are on ISMLP.
  • doneill
    Posts: 180
    The Faber Early Organ Series Volumes 13 and 14 are good anthologies of music from South Germany and Austria.
  • Antonio
    Posts: 42
    Does anyone know of some nice organ music by Austrian composers other than Mozart?


    In addition to the valuable suggestions already made on this topic, there are many gems edited by the Austrian publisher Doblinger, including several volumes of Gottlieb Muffat (not to be confused with his father, the most famous Georg) organ music, and at least one volume that compiles organ pieces from 18th century Austrian composers such as Monn, Pirck, Wagenseil, Steffan, Stary, Seeger and Gottlieb Muffat himself.