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Gerd Zacher

org, 1929-2014 DE, Meppen
Composer of Classical

Gerd Zacher (6 July 1929– 9 June 2014) was a German composer, organist, and writer on music. He specialized in contemporary compositions, many of which feature extended techniques, and are written in graphic or verbal scores. He interpreted the scores of numerous contemporary composers, including John Cage, Juan Allende-Blin, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti, Hans Otte, and Isang Yun. He is also known as an interpreter of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.Zacher was born in Meppen and lived in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

        
Instruments
  • Organ
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Volumina on Ligeti: Volumina; Organ Study No.1; Three Pieces for Two Pianos; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures; Mysteries by György Ligeti, Gerd Zacher, Alfons Kontarsky, Aloys Kontarsky, Jane Manning, Mary Thomas, William Pearson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Håkan Hardenberger & Roland Pöntinen
Organ Study No.1 "Harmonies" on Ligeti: Volumina; Organ Study No.1; Three Pieces for Two Pianos; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures; Mysteries by György Ligeti, Gerd Zacher, Alfons Kontarsky, Aloys Kontarsky, Jane Manning, Mary Thomas, William Pearson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Håkan Hardenberger & Roland Pöntinen
Organ² / ASLSP (1987) on Modern Masterminds by György Ligeti
Der Tribun: Marsch IV on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Der Tribun: Marsch I on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Acht Orgelstücke: No. 4, Ragtime on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Der Tribun: Marsch V on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Acht Orgelstücke: No. 1, Raga on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Acht Orgelstücke: No. 7, Rosalie on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher
Der Tribun: Marsch III on Kagel: 8 Orgel-Stücke & 10 Märsche by Mauricio Kagel & Gerd Zacher

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Sankt-Bach-PassionMauricio Kagel, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Roland Hermann, Peter Roggisch, Gerd Zacher, Limburger Domsingknaben, NDR Chor, Südfunk-Chor Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart1996Album
Die Kunst Einer Fuge. Johann Sebastian Bachs "Contrapunctus I" In Zehn InterpretationenGerd Zacher1990Album
2. Streichquartett / Lux Aeterna / Volumina / Etüde No. 1György Ligeti, Gerd Zacher, NDR Chor1973Album
700 000 Tage SpäterGerd Zacher1972Album
Bach-ActuelGerd Zacher1970Album
Gerd Zacher, OrgelGerd Zacher - Giuseppe Giorgio Englert, Morton Feldman, John Cage1970Album
Phantasie 1967 / Antithese 1962 / Montage 1967 / PandorasboxMauricio Kagel introducción critica Jacobo Romano - Gerd Zacher / Juan Allende-Blin / Ernstalbrecht Stiebler1969Album
Phantasie Für Orgel Mit Obbligati / Sonorités / Volumina • Étude Nr.1 ("Harmonies")Gerd Zacher - Mauricio Kagel / Juan Allende-Blin / György Ligeti1968Album
OrgelGerd Zacher1967Album
Zwischen Orgel Und LeierkastenCharles Ives / Erik Satie / Juan Allende-Blin - Gerd ZacherAlbum
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