L’enfant terrible

Rosalinde Haas learned to play the organ at the age of seven, sitting next to her father, playing the pedal parts when her father would perform at church services. After studies at Stuttgart’s Academy of Music, she went on to work with Maestro Fernando Germani at the Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome, and also studied with Helmut Walcha in Frankfurt/Main. Her concert repertoire includes Johann Sebastian Bach, Cesar Franck, Charles Widor, Max Reger, Maurice Dupre, Maurice Durufle, Olivier Messiaen, Paul Hindemith, Max Baumann. A passionate teacher, she held the post of Professor of Organ at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf, where she explained how to use your feet as if you were Speedy Gonzalez. In a mammoth effort she recorded all of Max Reger’s organ works, including arrangements of Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Klavier for organ (www.mdg.de). Her focus on contemporary organ music is reflected in recordings of Paul Hindemith’s and Max Baumann’s organ works. These days she sits at her organ or harpsichord at home, discovering the intimacy of Bach’s Kunst der Fuge and Leipziger Chorale.

If you are interested in listening to her recordings, please go to www.rosalindehaas.com