Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Peter Hurford - JPop.com
Artist info
Peter Hurford

Peter Hurford

Peter Hurford


Peter Hurford OBE is a British organist, born St Cecilia's day (November 22) 1930 in Minehead, Somerset. He studied both music and law at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with dual degrees, subsequently obtaining an enviable reputation for both musical scholarship and organ playing. He is best known for his interpretations of Bach, having recorded the complete Bach organ works for Decca. His expertise also encompasses recordings of the Romantic literature for organ, which are notable for attention to stylistic detail. Read more on Last.fm
Peter Hurford OBE is a British organist, born St Cecilia's day (November 22) 1930 in Minehead, Somerset. He studied both music and law at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating with dual degrees, subsequently obtaining an enviable reputation for both musical scholarship and organ playing. He is best known for his interpretations of Bach, having recorded the complete Bach organ works for Decca. His expertise also encompasses recordings of the Romantic literature for organ, which are notable for attention to stylistic detail. His playing style is noted for clean articulation, and a sense of proper tempi. Hurford was appointed organist and choirmaster at St Albans Cathedral in 1958. He conceived the idea of an organ competition in 1963, partly to celebrate the new Harrison & Harrison organ designed by Ralph Downes and himself.

This venture was successful mainly because of the young Hurford's rapidly growing stature in Britain and overseas as a result of his refreshing notions of authentic performing style. This has grown into the St Albans International Organ Festival, a world-renowned festival of organ music with competitions whose past winners include many of the great names in modern organ music including Dame Gillian Weir, David Sanger, Thomas Trotter and Kevin Bowyer. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College in 2006 and has been awarded an OBE. He has written a book: Making Music on the Organ (1998, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-816207-3) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found