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Gurtner Heinrich

(15. 10. 1924)

Gurtner Heinrich
Gurtner Heinrich
Kräyigenweg 41
CH-3074 Muri bei Bern
Schweiz
Tel: +41 (0)31 951 29 25


Biography
Heinrich Gurtner was born in Wattenwil. After attending the teacher's seminar he made studies in music under the tutelage of Kurt Wolfgang Senn (organ) and Pierre Souvairan (piano) in Bern. Further studies led him to Paris with Maurice Duruflé and Den Haag with Adriaan Engels.
1949 until 1966 - Organist at St. Peters in Bern
1966 until 1989 - Organist at Bern Minster, teaching activities at the conservatory in Bern, concerts in Europe and North America
Most important CDs: Bach, 6 Trio Sonatas; Mendelssohn, Organ Works
1974 - Music prize offered by the city of Bern.
Following his retirement as Minster Organist Heinrich Gurtner continued his concert activities until 2000.


Repertory
Otto Barblan: Passacaglia, op. 6 für Orgel
Maurice Duruflé: Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié, op. 4 für Orgel
Maurice Duruflé: Suite, op. 5 für Orgel
Maurice Duruflé: Prélude et Fugue, op. 7 für Orgel
Arthur Furer: 3 liturgische Impressionen für Orgel
Walter Geiser: Fantasie II für Orgel
Friedrich Klose: Praeludium und Doppelfuge für Orgel und 8 Blechbläser
Frank Martin: Sonata da chiesa for viola d'amore and organ
Frank Martin: Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ
Edward Staempfli: Praeludium, Interludium, Postludium für Orgel§
Hans Studer: Fantasie über "Christ lag in Todesbanden" für Orgel
Hans Studer: Choralphantasie "Da Pacem, Domine" für Orgel