We cordially invite you to a lunchtime discussion concert in the Paulinum of the University. University organist Daniel Beilschmidt will introduce you to the Swallow's Nest organ by Metzler and the main organ by Jehmlich. Prof. Dr. Axel Körner from the University's Department of History will guide you through the programme "600 years of history on two organs".
You will hear works from the medieval Buxheim organ book, by Matthias Weckmann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Olivier Messiaen and John Cage.
Leipzig university organist since 2009, Daniel Beilschmidt studied in Leipzig, Copenhagen and Weimar. Since 2015 he has been an artistic assistant at the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre, and was previously assistant organist at the Thomaskirche Leipzig. Since 2021 he has also been Altenburg Castle organist and artistic director of the International Thuringian Organ Academy. He gives concerts worldwide, working on the complete works for organ by Bach, Messiaen and Cage. As an improviser, he regularly performs in the fields of dance theatre, free jazz and electroacoustics, and has composed numerous works for organ, choir and various instrumental ensembles. His debut CD of Messiaen's "Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité" was recorded in 2013 at Messiaen's long-time venue, the Èglise de la Sainte Trinité in Paris. In 2017, he won the German Record Critics' Prize for "Fortuna desperata" with Gothic and Renaissance music at the Metzler organ of Leipzig University.
Daniel Beilschmidt (Universitätsorganist) und Axel Körner (Moderation)