Guy Bovet

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Guy Bovet is a Swiss organist, improvise, composer, editor and author. He was Professor of Organ at the Musikhochschule in Basel, Switzerland, until he retired in July 2008. He served as organist of the Collegiate Church of Neuchâtel from 1988 to 2009.


Gaston Litaize e Guy Bovet: All’organo di Carasso (Ticino)
Includes repertoire played by Gaston Litaize and Guy Bovet as well as an improvisation by each of the organists.

Orgues du Mexique, Vol. 2

Norbert Moret – Marcel Dupré – Guy Bovet: Les orgues de la collégiale de Neuchâtel
GALLO CD 943 1996
Includes: Norbert Moret- Premier concerto pour orgue et orchestre
Marcel Dupré- Improvisation sur des thèmes de Samuel Ducommun
Guy Bovet- Improvisation sur un thème de S. Ducommun à l’orgue de 1952 & Improvisation sur un thème de S. Ducommun à l’orgue de 1996

Guy Bovet à l’orgue Jehan Alain de Romainmôtier
Includes an improvisation on a Japanese melody.

CEM, Malaga
Concert à deux orgues enregistré en concert le 15 juin 2007, avec Viviane Loriaut aux orgues historiques de la cathédrale de Málaga : Jiménez, Soler, Olivares, Gallardo, improvisation sur la Malagueña

IOHIO, Oaxaca (available from Guy Bovet)
L’orgue de Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico
Assorted Spanish compositions and improvisations

Historical Organs of the Philippines
Works by Spanish and Filipino composers, several improvisations; compositions on popular Filipino melodies by Wolfgang Oehms

Guy Bovet – Improvisation on Popular Songs
Guy Bovet – Organ Improvisation – Freiburg
Guy Bovet – Improvisatie Het Lied van den Smid – St.-Pieteskerk te Turnhout

Pierre Segond

Pierre_Segond_1982Swiss organist Pierre Segond was born in 1913 in Geneva and died in 2000. He studied at the Conservatoire de Genève under Henri Gagnebin and Alexandre Mottu. After that, he obtained his Premier Prix from the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Marcel Dupré. His classmates included Jehan Alain, Jeanne Demessieux and Marie-Louise Girod. He served as organiste titulaire of the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre in Geneva from 1942 to 1994.


Segond: Les grandes orgues de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève

Pierre Segond – Improvisation (1958) – Haarlem

Rudolf Lutz

rudolf_lutzRudolf Lutz (born 1951) is lecturer in improvisation at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”, the University of Early Music, Basle. At this specialist school for historical performance practice, he and three colleagues instruct around 30 students in the keyboard instrument department.

In St. Gallen, Rudolf Lutz is organist of the church “St. Laurenzen Kirche”, a post he has held since 1973. He is also conductor of the “St. Galler Kammerensemble”, which he has led since 1986. From 1986 to 2008, he conducted the “Bach-Chor St. Gallen”.

Improvisation sur “Christ lag in Todesbanden”
Rudolf Lutz – Improvisation on Artwork by Hans Thomann
Frank Fuge – 27.11. 2008

Lionel Rogg

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Professor of Organ at the Geneva Conservatory until 2001, Lionel Rogg has welcomed students from all over the world. He frequently gives master-classes and is now professor of organ and improvisation at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

RoggImprovCourseVol1He has written an Improvisation Course for organists, published in French and English by Editions Musicales de la Schola Cantorum. Volume 1 is practical harmony, ornamental counterpoint and chorale. Volume 2 is modal and free style. See a complete review of volume 1 here.


Organ Improvisations on Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor
This recording features many performers, including Lionel Rogg, Barbara Dennetlein, Frederic Blanc, Holm Vogel, Johannes Mayr, Vincent Thevenaz, and David Franke. There is a video below that is likely made from this recording, but until I get a copy of the recording this is an unverified claim.

Lionel Rogg – Variations and Fugue on a theme of Albert de Klerk – 15th Haarlem Improvisation Competition

Improvisation sur la Toccata en ré mineur
Lionel Rogg – Interlude improvisé – Hofkirche, Lucerne