(1 November 1920, Jägersdorf, Broumov, Czechoslovakia - 15 May 2005, Dresden) was a German pianist and organist. He studied from 1938 to 1940 at the Institut für Kirchenmusik in Leipzig with Karl Straube, Johann Nepomuk David, and Otto Weinreich. He was a lecturer from 1946 and a professor from 1953 for piano at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre. Until 1953 he worked mainly as an organist, and then after only as a pianist. Amadeus Webersinke was particularly devoted to Bach's organ and piano works and also gave concerts on the clavichord. He recorded Max Reger's Piano Concerto. 1966, he assumed a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. His grave is located in the Maria am Wasser cemetery in Dresden-Hosterwitz.from Wikipedia
The organist. The national actor of the Russian Federation. The graduate of school 1950, then has ended the Moscow conservatory (a class of a piano of A.B.Goldenvejzera, a class of body of A.F.Gedike). With 1955 soloist of the Moscow philarmonic society. In repertoir music of all epoch, from ancient authors (the special attention gives I.S.Baha‘s compositions) up to Franc and Messian. Acts with leading orchestras and choral collectives, with outstanding musicians: E.Mravinskim, E.Svetlanovym, K.Kondrashinym, M.Rostropovichem, J.Simonovym, A.Jansonsom, I.Markevichem, O.Kaganom, I.Kozlovskim, I.Arhipovoj, T.Sinjavskoj, A.Jurlovym. In 1968-1991 member of Advice on organ-building at the Ministry of culture of the USSR. With its active assistance many bodies in Russia and the countries of the near abroad are established. The organizer annual Bach‘s festival in Tver (with 1992). Honorary member Bach‘s and Gendel‘s societies in Germany.BolshoiMoscow.Com
In the Bach Double Concerto, Sitkovetsky is joined by his uncle Dmitry, and it's fascinating to hear how well matched they are - Alexander (playing the prime part, I assume) having a more refined and slightly brighter sound. Theirs is a stylish performance, too, featuring long lines, flowing tempi and nimble orchestral playing. In fact, despite the awkward name, the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra are a tight-knit band with a handsomely warm sound. Recorded in the Henry Wood Hall, London, in 2002, when Alexander was not yet 20, this disc offers further evidence of a career that could (and should) be spectacular. -- [8/2004]
The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.