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Organ Recital: Bach and the North Germans

When: Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 2017
Phone: 707-303-4604
Price: $25 General/ $15 Student
Bay Area organist Rodney Gehrke explores the rich sounds of Schroeder Hall's Brombaugh mechanical-action organ in music by J.S. Bach and several North German masters of the 17th-century. Organ builder John Brombaugh was particularly influenced by the potent instruments of the great Hanseatic cities of Hamburg, Lübeck and their environs. Bach too was drawn there; in fact, at the age of 20, he walked several hundred miles to Lübeck to absorb the style of Dieterich Buxtehude. In addition to music by Buxtehude and Bach, we will hear other works in the monumental style of Heinrich Scheidemann, Vincent Lübeck, and Matthias
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