J. Renner: Organ Music, Zajac
Format: COMPACT DISC
Joseph Renner was born on 17 February 1868 in Regensburg. His first music teacher was his father, also Joseph (1832-1895) – composer, organist, head of the Regensburg choir, and organizer of a private music institute. In 1887, he took the post of a choral conductor in the Austrian town of Bludenz, and in 1893, when he returned to Regensburg, he became the organist in the local cathedral. Two years later, he launched pedagogical activity. In 1900, he became acquainted with Max Reger, a great composer and organist, who spoke exceptionally favorably of his solo works. The pieces presented on the present release give the listener a full spectrum of the harmonic and expressive means used by the composer on the basis of organ music. The works are performed by Tomasz Zajac.