Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Hansjörg Albrecht, organ
Organist Hansjörg Albrecht and his
sound engineer Martin Fischer have
collaborated again on a set of new
Richard Wagner organ transcriptions.
This time Albrecht plays the celebrated
Woehl organ in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in
The transcriptions are by the young composer Axel
Langmann, and by Edwin Henry Lemare. The Overtures to
Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot are heard in world premiere
Hansjörg Albrecht has released more than 20 albums
on OehmsClassics, both as conductor and organist.
They include the complete recording of Walter Braunfels’
orchestral songs, which received many positive comments
from the international media; and Richard Wagner’s Ring
ohne Worte in the orchestral version by Lorin Maazel,
which was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Prize.
Hansjörg Albrecht was also nominated for a GRAMMY
award in 2013 in the category Best Classical Instrumental
Solo for his organ recording of Gustav Holst’s The Planets.