- Paul Hale
(b Geneva, April 21, 1936). Swiss organist and composer. He studied the organ with Pierre Segond and the piano with Nikita Magaloff at the Geneva Conservatoire, gaining premiers prix on both instruments. In 1961 he played all Bach's organ works in ten recitals in the Victoria Hall, Geneva, subsequently recording them on the Metzler organ in the Grossmünster, Zürich. This laid the foundation of his international reputation as a Bach specialist; as his interpretative skills increased he re-recorded the complete Bach organ works twice. His illuminating performance of the ...