25.09. Hans Fagius

Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m.

Hans Fagius, organ




Nikolaus Bruhns
Praeludium G Major 

Andreas Düben
Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, chorale fantasy 

Christian Geist
Three organ chorales (from the Düben  collection):
Alleneste Gudh i Himmelrijk
O Jesu Christ som mandom tog
Lofwad ware tu Jesu Christ 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ein Orgelstück für eine Uhr (Fantasy F Minor), KV 608 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Triosonata no.6 in G Major, BWV 530

Johann Sebastian Bach
 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, organ chorale, BWV 731

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue D Minor, Dorian, BWV 538


About performer:

Hans Fagius (1951) has for many years been one of the most active organ recitalists in Sweden.  He received his basic education with Bengt Berg, and at the Stockholm Academy of Music with Professor Alf Linder. In 1974-75 he continued his studies in Paris with the famous organist and composer Maurice Duruflé. Besides the many recitals he regularly plays in Europe, he has toured both North and South America, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

Hans Fagius is well known for numerous successful recordings, especially on the Swedish label BIS: the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, but also a broad spectrum of music from the romantic period like Mendelssohn, Liszt, Reubke, Widor, Saint-Saëns, Karg-Elert or Duruflé. In 2010 he wrote a book about the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach that was published by Bo Ejeby and in 2015 his comprehensive pedagogical edition of some works by Bach was issued on Gehrmans Musikförlag. Hans Fagius is an organ professor since 1989  at Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and had served before that for several years as organ teacher at the Academies of Music in Stockholm and Gothenburg. He is still active at recitalist, is a sought after teacher for masterclasses, and is frequently a jury member at international organ competitions. In 1998 he was elected a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music and in 2019 he received the English Royal College of Organist’s medal for his achievement as organist.