Organ Recital: Thierry Escaich, organ (presented by the National Symphony Orchestra)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:00 PM

Distinguished French organist Thierry Escaich--a "brilliant improviser" who plays with a "virtuosity that combines great insight and feeling" (Le Monde)--brings his many talents to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

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Distinguished French organist Thierry Escaich--a "brilliant improviser" who plays with a "virtuosity that combines great insight and feeling" (Le Monde)--brings his many talents to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. His program includes improvisations and music by Vierne, Bach, Escaich, and Stravinsky.

Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.

Program and Notes

Johannes Brahms
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, WoO 10
Johannes Brahms
Chorale Prelude, Herzliebster Jesu, Op. 122, No. 2
Escaich: Choral-Etude No. 3 on Brahms: Herzliebster Jesu (2010)
J.S. Bach
Chorale Prelude, In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (from Orgelb├╝chlein)
Escaich: Choral-Etude No. 1 on Bach: Nun freut euch (Adeste Fideles) (2010)
J.S. Bach
Chorale Prelude, Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627 (from Orgelb├╝chlein)
Escaich: Choral-Etude No. 5 on Bach: Christ ist erstanden (2010)
Louis Vierne
From Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 32
IV. Romance V. Final
Igor Stravinsky
Selections from The Firebird
Danse du roi Kashchei, Berceuse, Final
Thierry Escaich
Improvised Symphony based on two submitted themes
Prelude, Scherzo, Andante, Rondo final

Artists

  • Thierry Escaich - Organ

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