A concert for cello and organ will take place in the Catholic parish church of St. John on Sunday, October 2nd at 6pm. The cellist Ludwig Frankmar (Berlin) plays works by Silvestro Ganassi (1492 – 1565), Georg Philipp Telemann (German Baroque composer) and Antonio Caldara (composer of the Venetian late Baroque) on a historic Baroque cello. Cantor Dieter Blum completes the program on the organ with J. S Bach’s “Concerto in A minor” BWV 593 and Dietrich Buxtehude’s “Toccata in F major” BuxWV 156.
Ludwig Frankmar studied in his hometown of Malmö with Guido Vecchi. For several years he gained experience as an orchestra musician, his first position being as an orchestra musician at the Barcelona Opera. Later he played as a solo cellist at the Gothenburg Opera and at the Camerata in Bern. In 1995 he left the orchestra profession. Working with church musicians led him to early music and historical performance practice.
As a soloist, Frankmar interprets music from the Renaissance and the Baroque. His instrument, a five-stringed cello from 1756, comes from the workshop of the Parisian violin maker Louis Guersan. Dieter Blum studied French horn with Prof. Gottfried Langenstein at the Musikhochschule in Würzburg and majored in organ with Norbert Düchtel in Regensburg. Since 1992 he has been a full-time church musician at the parish church of St. John in Hammelburg. Blum is the initiator of a concert series that he has been in charge of ever since. He also writes works for the organ, including the highly acclaimed series “Orgelstücke zu Gotteslob” and a “Missa brevis in F”. Even before Corona, the cellist Frankmar contacted Kantor Dieter Blum with the desire for a joint concert. Now the time has finally come. In the approximately one-hour concert you can experience two masters of their craft. Admission is free, donations are requested. red