After holding various stands, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736 † 1809) was appointed organist of the Vienna Court, then chapel master of the Cathedral, thanks to the intervention of his friend Mozart. His reputation as a contrapuntist was considerable and Beethoven, who came to work with Haydn in Vienna, was also his pupil in 1794-1795.
With his opus 1 Albrechtsberger had wanted to be known, and he has therefore particularly cared. These Twelve fugues, whose tones follow the order of the range of the a la, are simple to play and very under the fingers, while using all the resources of the counterpoint: strettes, increases, reversals, etc. They beautifully sound the traditional blends of the organ.
So far, only one or two pieces have been reproduced here and there in anthologies. This is the first complete modern reissue of the complete volume.
(Note from the Ecuador)