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AE10371 Murschhauser, Franz Xaver Anton Prototypon Longo-Breve Organicum
Beilstein, St.Josef, König-Orgel
Franz Xaver Murschhauser (1663-1738) was a student of J.C. Kerll (1627-93), music master to the court of the Elector of Bavaria in Munich. Murschhauser succeeded him and acquired a considerable reputation as a music theorist and composer, even to the point of having influenced Bach.
Leon Berben plays this program, composed mainly of brief preludes, fugues, and toccatas on a beautiful 2-manual, 21-stop organ built in 1738 by Balthasar Konig of nearby Cologne for the Carmelite Church of St Joseph in Beilstein in the Mosel wine country. Berben is a brilliant organist and infuses much life into this music. The technical aspect of the recording is excellent.BLAKELY
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