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Robert Köbler (Organ)

Born: 1912 - Waldsassen, Bavarian Upper Palatinate, Germany)
Died: 1970

The German organist, Robert Köbler, studied church music in Leipzig from 1931 to 1934.

From 1935 to 1945 Robert Köbler was choirmaster and Organist in Löbau (Saxony). From 1946 he lectured in organ and harpsichord at the College of Music in Leipzig; from 1949 he was also Organist at the Leipzig University Church, which the communist government destroyed in 1968. He was appointed professor in 1956.

Robert Köbler was widely known as an outstanding organist and brilliant improviser. Concert tours took him to Fast and West F.uropean countries. He composed works for the piano, organ and voice.

Source: Liner notes to the 15-CD Box Set ‘J.S. Bach: Orgelwerke auf Silbermann-Orgel · Organ Works’ (Berlin Classics)
Contributed by
Matthias Hansen (February 2011)

Organ Works on Silbermann Organs: LP Recordings on Eterna | CD Recordings on Berlin Classics | CD Recordings on Baroque Music Club
Short Biographies:
Christoph Albrecht | Herbert Collum | Arthur Eger | Hannes Kästner | Robert Köbler | Johannes-Ernst Köhler | Günter Metz | Hans Otto | Erich Piasetzki | Johannes Schäfer
Recording Reviews:
Bach on Silbermann Organs, Vol. 2 (C. Albrecht) | Bach Organ Works from Berlin Classics, Vol. 9 (E. Piasetzki)

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