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Sigfrid Karg-Elert

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Arabesque no.1 in G flat major 'Filigran', op.5 (1)
Canzona in A minor (1)
Canzone in G flat minor, op.46b (1)
Caprices (25) (1)
Caprices (30) for solo flute, op.107 (5)
Cathedral Windows, op.106 (5)
Chaconne (35 Variations on a Basso Ostinato) and Fugue Trilogy with Choral, op.73 (1)
Choral-Improvisationen (66), op.65 (9)
Choral-Improvisation on 'In dulci jubilo', op.75 no.2 (2)
Dir, dir Jehova, will ich singen, op.65 no.24 (1)
Filigran (1)
Flute Sonata in B flat major, op.121 (3)
Flute Sonata in F sharp minor, op.140 (2)
Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, op.65 no.5 (1)
Harmonium Sonata no.2, op.46 (arr. Graham Barber for organ) (1)
Hommage to Handel, op.75b (3)
Impressions (3) for organ, op.72 (2)
Impressions (3) for organ, op.108 (1)
Impressions exotiques (5) for flute and piano, op.134 (3)
Innere Stimmen (1)
Interludes (17) in Different Keys (1)
Leichte Pedalstudien (Easy Pedal Studies) (22), op.83 (1)
Macht hoch die Tur, op.65 no.8 (2)
Music for Organ, op.145 (1)
Naher, mein Gott, zu Dir! (Nearer, my God, to thee): improvisation, op.81 (1)
Nun danket alle Gott, op.65 no.59 (3)
Partita for organ, op.100 (1)
Passacaglia and Fugue on B A C H, op.150 (3)
Pastels (3) for organ, op.92 (1)
Pastels (7) from the Lake of Constance, op.96 (2)
Pieces (3) for organ, op.142 (1)
Poesien (5), op.35 (3)
Portraits (33) for harmonium, op.101 (2)
Preludes and Postludes (20), op.78 (1)
Sempre Semplice, op.142 (1)
Sequence in A minor, W8 (1)
Sequence in C minor, W12 (1)
Short Pieces (8), op.154 (2)
Silhouetten, op.29 (2)
Sinfonische Kanzone for flute and piano, op.114 (2)
Sinfonische Kanzone no.1, op.85 no.1 (2)
Sinfonische Kanzone no.2, op.85 no.2 (1)
Sinfonische Kanzone no.3, op.85 no.3 (1)
Sonata appassionata for solo flute, op.140 (3)
Sonata for solo saxophone, op.153 (1)
Sonatine in A minor, op.74 (1)
Suite pointillistique for flute and piano, op.135 (3)
Symphonic Canzona, op.114 (1)
Symphonic Chorale, op.87 no.1 'Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade' (2)
Symphonic Chorale, op.87 no.2 'Jesu, meine Freude' (3)
Symphonic Chorale, op.87 no.3 'Nun ruhen alle Walder' (1)
Symphony in F sharp minor, op.143 (2)
Toccata on 'Jerusalem du hochgebaute Stadt', op.65 no.48 (1)
Valse Mignonne, op.142 no.2 (2)
Vom Himmel hoch (1)

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (November 21, 1877 – April 9, 1933) was a German composer of considerable fame in the early twentieth century, best known for his compositions for organ and harmonium.

Karg-Elert regarded himself as an outsider. Notable influences in his work include composers Johann Sebastian Bach (he often used the B.A.C.H. motif in Bach's honour), Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Max Reger, Aleksandr Scriabin, and early Arnold Schoenberg. In general terms, his musical style can be characterised as being late-romantic with impressionistic and expressionistic tendencies. His profound knowledge of music theory allowed him to stretch the limits of traditional harmony without losing tonal coherence.

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Recent Karg-Elert releases

B-A-C-H: Anatomy of a Motif
B-A-C-H: Anatomy of a Motif



Organ Festival at the Stadtcasino Basel, 2020
Organ Festival at the Stadtcasino Basel, 2020



Flute and Cello Rarities
Flute and Cello Rarities



Karg-Elert - Sigfrid’s Unbeaten Tracks
Karg-Elert - Sigfrid’s Unbeaten Tracks


(Fugue State Records)

Time Travels on a Flute
Time Travels on a Flute



St Asaph Experience
St Asaph Experience


(Willowhayne Records)

JS Bach - Organ Sinfonias; Music for Organ, Brass and Percussion
JS Bach - Organ Sinfonias; Music for Organ, Brass and Percussion


(Dutton - Epoch)

Time Place Spirit: Music for Flute and Piano
Time Place Spirit: Music for Flute and Piano


(MSR Classics)