The French organ
organ Thierry Escaich
Boëly Fantasie and Fugue | Vierne 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, IV. Naiades | Vierne Organ Symphony No.4 5. Final | Widor Organ Symphony No.5 IV. Adagio | Widor Organ Symphony No.5 V. Toccata Thierry Escaich Trois poèmes pour orgue: I. Eaux natales | Thierry Escaich Trois poèmes pour orgue: III. Vers l’espérance | Messiaen Le Banquet Céleste | Duruflé Choral varié sur le theme du 'Veni Creator', Op.4 | Thierry Escaich Free improvisation on a given theme
Many of France’s greatest composers grew up at the keyboards of the organ. Thierry Escaich continues that tradition, as one of the great masters of our time. As organist of the Saint-Etienne-du-Mont church in Paris he is the immediate successor of Duruflé, as a composer he combines the colour palette of Messiaen with the power of Stravinsky, and as an improviser he is in a class of his own.
The concert lasts an hour and there is no intermission.