The title of this concert is “His Master’s Voice” and is to celebrate the 75th birthday of the eminent concert organist, Nicolas Kynaston. It is a shared concert featuring two of his past students - Jane Parker-Smith, London and Johannes Geffert, Köln
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The organ at St Nicolaus
Marcel Lanquetuit: Toccata in D
Franz Liszt: Orpheus symphonic poem transc. Guillou for organ, S.672a
Andreas Willscher: Toccata alla Rumba (Allegro barbaro)
Healey Willan: Introduction, passacaglia and fugue in E flat minor
Louis Vierne: Symphonie No.2 in E minor, Op.20
Jane Parker-Smith makes a triumphant return to the stage of Royal Festival Hall.
Renowned for her interpretations of 20th-century French organ music, which she studied in Paris under the legendary Jean Langlais, she presents two toccatas and two substantive works.
Louis Vierne’s Second Symphony, with its scintillating outer movements, and Healey Willan’s celebrated dark and powerful Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue.
`This is the kind of repertoire in which Jane Parker-Smith excels; big, gutsy, colourful, occasionally passionate... If ever there was an object lesson in musically assertive organ-playing, this is it.’ (Gramophone magazine on Parker-Smith’s recording of 20th-century music.)
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Southbank Centre’s Organ Curator, William McVicker and guests explore the riches of the organ repertoire. Royal Festival Hall, 6.15pm, free.
Ticket prices £7.50-£15. Tickets are available on the Southbank Centre website.
The organ at the Royal Festival Hall
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The organ at Salvatorkirche, Duisburg
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