Karg-Elert,Sigfrid [ Sigfrid Karg] (b Oberndorf-am-Neckar, 1877; d Leipzig, 1933). Ger. composer, pianist, and organist. Prof. at Leipzig Cons. from 1919, succeeding Reger. Best known for strikingly orig. org. comps. Works incl. pf. conc.; 5 pf. sonatas; 28 pf. preludes; vc. sonata; vn. sonata; str. qt.; chamber sym.; org. sonata; 66 Chorale Improvisations for org. (1908–10); Fantasia and Fugue in D for organ; 20 Chorale Preludes and Postludes for org. (1912); 2 sonatas for harmonium; Scènes pittoresques for harmonium; choral works. Arr. Elgar's syms. for pf. solo.
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