Course 18

Course 18: Roman Summereder: Heiller, Hindemith, Schoenberg and contemporaries – Key works from the 20th century organ repertoire

This course program reflects the special stylistic features of organ music composed in the period between late romanticism and the avant-garde of the 1960s, apart from the French school. The Haarlem academy teachers Anton Heiller and Siegfried Reda were involved in these artistic developments, as composers, performers and organ reformers.
In addition to being an improvising organist, Heiller was also an important composer who always had the Müller organ in Haarlem in mind. That is why, 101 years after his birth, in addition to a special symposium on Sunday, July 21, a course on his works and those of important contemporaries should not be missed.
Summereder studied in Vienna (with Anton Heiller, among others) and Brussels, and since 1979 he has been a teacher at the Musikhochschule of Vienna, from 1999 as an organ teacher and from 2002 with a professorial appointment. During many master classes he focuses on the organ repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries and has made and continues to make many recordings of the organ works of Heiller, David, Hindemith, Schönberg, Reda, Messiaen and Ligeti.


Anton Heiller 1923-1979
Every piece from his organ oeuvre can be played. Recommended are:
· Sonata I & II (1945/47)
· In Festo Corporis Christi (1957)
· Fantasia super Salve Regina (1963)
· Ecce lignum crucis (1967)
· Vorspiel, Zwischenspiel, Nachspiel from Vesper (1977)

Paul Hindemith 1895-1963
Sonata I, II, III (1937/40)

Arnold Schoenberg 1874-1951
· Variations on a Recitative op. 40 (1941)
· Molto moderato (excerpt from Sonata for Organ oO, 1941)

Francis Schmidt 1874-1939
Two interludes from The Book of Seven Seals (1937)
I – before opening the first seal (Und ich sah in der rechten Hand dess’, der auf dem Throne saß, ein Buch)
II – before opening the seventh seal (Es schwillt das Meer und steiget immer höher und höher noch, rettet euch in die Berge dort)

Johann Nepomuk David 1895-1977
Toccata and Fugue in F minor (1928)
· Toccata and Choral In dich hab ich gehofft, o Herr (from Choralwerk III, 1932)
· Contrapunctus I, VII, VIII out Partita über B-a-c-h (1965)

Ernest Krenek 1900-1991
Sonata op. 92/1 (1941)

Frank Martin 1890-1974
Passacaille (1944)

Gyorgy Ligeti 1923-2006
Ricercare Omaggio a Frescobaldi (1953)

Siegfried Reda 1916-1968
Marienbilder (Five pieces, 1951/53)

Extra course = extra discount
Book another course and receive a discount! You will receive an additional discount for each additional course booked (with a maximum of 6). The discount is automatically calculated in the shopping cart after booking.

NB. The following courses cannot be combined:

  • Course 1 (Foccroulle) + Course 6 (Robin)
  • Course 2 (Zerer) + Course 3 (Melcová)
  • Course 5 (Robin) + Course 7 (Foccroulle)
  • Course 4 (Zerer) + Course 8 (Szathmáry)
  • Course 11 (Van Doeselaar) + Course 16 (Latry)
  • Course 17 (Laube) + Course 13 (Van Doeselaar) + Course 14 (Verdin)
  • Course 18 (Summereder) + Course 15 (Laube)
  • Course 12 (Planyavsky) + Course 19 (Latry)


Go to the content