Krapp, Edgar, distinguished German organist and pedagogue; b. Bamberg, June 3, 1947. He studied the organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (1966-71), where he was a pupil of Franz Lehrndorfer, and subsequently took organ lessons with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris (1971-72). In 1970 he won 1st prize in the Competition of the German Academies in Munich, and in 1971 the prize of the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin. In 1974 he was named successor to Helmut Walcha as prof. of organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt am Main; from 1982 to 1991 he was a visiting prof. at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1993 he became prof. of organ at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He is particularly noted for his performances of the organ music of Bach.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire