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Tokyo Cathedral Organ

Posted by scottshaw on June 3, 2006

Tokyo Cathedral Organ

Mascioni Organ, 2004

I will be performing on this organ next Friday evening (see list of recitals for the program). I have heard the instrument several times, and it is stunning in the acoustical setting of the church. The builder and Tokyo Cathedral claim it is the largest church organ in Japan, which is incorrect. The largest organ in a church in the country is the Mander at Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki (52 speaking stops). You can check for yourself at Mander's website: http://www.mander-organs.com/portfolio/urakami-c.html

来週金曜日東京カテドラルの「オルガン・メデテーション」シリーズに出演します。教会の残響とこのオルガンのコンビネーションは最高です。国内最大の教会パイプオルガンだと言われています。しかし、長崎浦上教会のマンだーオルガンのストップ数が東京カテドラルよりかなり多いです。もちろん、サイズだけで判断するものではありませんが、念のためお知らせします。自分で確認したい方は上のホームページを参照してください。

Tokyo Cathedral Organ

Stop list and other information on this organ is available at this site at the website listed below the photo.

(この楽器のストップリストは写真の下のウェブサイトでチェック出来ます)

http://www.tokyo.catholic.jp/text/eng/organ/organ.htm

4 Responses to “Tokyo Cathedral Organ”

  1. zwoferink said

    Dear Sir or Madam Tokyo Cathedral,

    We are 2 professional organists from Holland. We are very happy with our work: we are recitalist in Holland and Europe (some of countrys).
    And we have a famous cd-label (PRESTARE), we have start it in 2004 and now, four years later it is one of the most important organlabel in Holland.
    We have make cd’s in Holland (Laurenskerk Rotterdam, Bavokerk, Haarlem). At the moment Jolanda Zwoferink make a 2-cd in Dudelange (Luxembourg) with the ‘Livre du Saint Sacrement’ – Olivier Messiaen and she makes a 3-cd with the complete organsymfonieën from the famous Dutch composer Arie J. Keijzer in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, the Madeleine, Paris and St. Martin, Dudelange.
    Also Hencode Berg is at the moment make a cd with improvisations and compositions in the Madeleine, Paris and St. Ouen, Rouen (France).

    Hencom de Berg had one WISH: he will go to the JAPAN and make with me (Jolanda Zwoferink) a trip for recitals (in 2008) by famous organs of Japan.

    Can you help us?

    for:

    Organ recitals Cathedralorgan,Tokyo in Japan at 2008 or 2009 in the month Octobre?

    With very friendly greetings,

    Dutch organists:

    Henco de Berg
    and
    Jolanda Zwoferink

    Veerplein 53
    3331 LD Zwijndrecht
    The Netherlands (Holland) EUROPE

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    Curriculum Vitae

    The organist Jolanda Zwoferink was born in Leersum, a small village in Utrecht (the Netherlands). At first she studied the organ with her father, the organist Lambert Zwoferink. Later on she worked with Jan van Gijn in the Great Church in Apeldoorn (organ and theory of music). She continued her studies at the Rotterdam Academy of Music and the Brabant Academy of Music directed by Arie J. Keijzer, Folkert Grondsma and Bram Beekman. For organ she graduated as Bachelor of Music and Master of Music; she also obtained the Church Music Diplom. Jolanda Zwoferink took part in masterclasses with Charles de Wolff (Symphonic works), Olivier Latry and Hans-Ola Ericsson (in Notre- Dame, Paris, works of Messiaen). Under the direction of Naji Hakim she followed classes in the Holy Trinity Church, Paris (French repertoire). Jolanda Zwoferink is organist and Director of Music in the Prinsekerk in Rotterdam (Witte, 1877) and the IJsseldijkkerk in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Proper, 1891). As a recitalist she is active in The Netherlands and abroad; apart from this she is teaching the organ and piano. Jolanda Zwoferink is also active as a CD producer, and since 2003 she is director of the Prestare label. Within a short time this label has become well known through a number of authoritative productions.

    —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Organ-cd’s

    Jolanda Zwoferink
    Grote of St. Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
    Bach, Brahms, Reger, Demessieux, Messiaen, Keijzer
    76’25”
    ZWF3331533
    € 22,50

    Jolanda Zwoferink
    Marcussen-orgel Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
    Keijzer – complete symfonieën I
    54’04”
    € 22,50
    zwf3331553

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    Curriculum Vitae

    The blind musician Henco de Berg was born in 1967 in the Frisian town of Drachten (The Netherlands). He studied organ and piano with of Ernest Gervais, the blind organist of the roman-catholic St.-Agatha Church at Lisse. He followed organ classes with Jet Dubbeldam, Arie J. Keijzer and Maurice Pirenne at the Rotterdam Conservatory. For organ he got his certificate and the Prix d’Excellence and an extra certificate for improvisation. He also studied Theory of Music with Henk de Croon at the Brabant Conservatory. Arie J. Keijzer and Jan Welmers taught him the finerpoints of the twice techniques. He took part twice in the improvisation class for organ and piano of Loïc Mallié at the International Summer Academy in Haarlem (The Netherlands). He also read Bach interpretation with Piet Kee. He is organist at the Église Wallonne te Breda, where he plays the König organ (1763). Henco de Berg is an active recitalist. He is Professor for Organ and Improvisation at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg.

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    Organ-cd’s

    Henco de Berg
    Grandes Orgues Stahlhuth-Jann, Dudelange (Luxembourg)
    Reger, Messiaen
    64’56”
    € 18,50 (na 31 januari 2007 € 22,50)
    zwf3331550

    Henco de Berg
    Grote- of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem
    Improvisaties-Improvisations-Improvisationen
    74’35”
    € 22,50
    zwf3331535

    Henco de Berg
    Grote of St. Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
    Improvisaties-Improvisations-Improvisationen
    77’43”
    € 22,50
    zwf3331531

    Henco de Berg
    Grandes Orgues Stahlhuth-Jann, Dudelange (Luxembourg)
    Improvisations – Le Chemin de la Croix
    65’38”
    € 22,50
    zwf3331552

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