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Recital--Organ Plus
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
William Whitehead, Robert Quinney
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Organists William Whitehead and Robert Quinney launch our Reformation Day with a recital featuring the great Lutheran chorale preludes of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein at its heart, alongside three brand-new chorale preludes by British composers, Bach’s ‘St Anne’ Fugue, Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata No. 3 and other Bach-related works by Schumann and Samuel Wesley.

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Recital--Organ Solo
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
David Briggs

The Royal Albert Hall presents a thrilling evening of music on the magnificent Royal Albert Hall Organ by David Briggs. David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist who has built a world-wide reputation as an innovative musician and dazzling performer. Increasingly sought after for his orchestral transcriptions and his art of improvisation, his performances are known for their musicality, virtuosity and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. The programme includes: Glinka (trans. Briggs): Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Dukas (trans. Briggs): Symphonic Poem: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 Dupré: Variations sur un Noel, Opus 20 Rachmaninov (trans. Briggs): Vocalise Souza (trans. Briggs): Two Marches: The Liberty Bell; Stars and Stripes Widor: Symphony No. 5 in F minor Briggs: Improvisation: Variations on Two American...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians. The excellence of his musicianship is reflected in his musical partnerships with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Sir Charles Mackerras and by his performances at the leading music festivals around the world. He performed at the inaugural concert of the restored Royal Albert Hall organ in 2004 and the Hall is delighted to welcome him back for this solo recital. A former organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Thomas Trotter’s career is firmly founded on his relationship with Birmingham. As City Organist, he performs weekly recitals at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Town Hall. He is also Organist at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey in London and Visiting Professor of Organ at the Royal College of Music. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist of the Year, the first organist to win this award. Trotter is also an active recording artist. His releases of Messiaen and Mozart have been named ‘Critics Choice’ by Gramophone magazine and he received a Grand Prix du Disque for his recording of music by Liszt. Programme: J.S.BACH Fantasia & Fugue in G minor BWV 542 P.WHITLOCK Canzona – Scherzetto (from Sonata) G.LIGETI Hungarian Rock M.DURUFLE Prelude & Fugue on the name of ALAIN R.WAGNER Overture: Rienzi(arranged by E. H. Lemare) G.MORANDI Bell-Rondo(arranged by W. T. Best) W.T.BEST Concert Fantasia: Men of Harlech I.FLAGLER Variations on an American Air (Swanee River) L.VIERNE Final from Symphony No....

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Recital--Organ Solo
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
Olivier Latry

Distinguished organist Olivier Latry, organist at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, is counted among the most noted ‘improvisers’ in the French tradition from Charles Tournemire to Pierre Cochereau. In this solo organ recital, he demonstrates the power and beauty of the Royal Albert Hall’s organ in a programme of virtuoso works from the baroque period through to the twentieth century. Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata no 29 (transcribed for organ by Marcel Dupré) Charles-Marie Widor: March of the Night Watchman Hector Berlioz: Hungarian March (Transcribed for organ by Henri Büsser) Charles-Valentin Alkan: Prière César Franck: Choral no 3 in A minor Alexandre Guilmant: Final from Sonata no 1 Marcel Dupré: Choral on In dulci jubilo Sergei Rachmaninov: Prelude (transcribed for organ by Louis Vierne) Louis Vierne: Final from Symphony no 3 Olivier Latry: Improvisation During the performance, an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Organists will be conferred on M.Latry. Tickets: £7 – £20 Price includes one programme between two tickets. Booking fee applies except to personal callers to the Box...

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Recital--Organ Plus
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
Thomas Trotter

The ‘Voice of Jupiter’ resounds again Celebrating the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall Organ

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Recital--Organ Plus
Royal Albert Hall (London, United Kingdom)
David Briggs, John Scott, Thomas Trotter

The ‘Voice of Jupiter’ resounds again Celebrating the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall Organ

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