Cosmos Organ: Cameron Carpenter

Cosmos Organ: Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter (Foto: Dovile Sermokas)

Cosmos Organ: Cameron Carpenter

Fri 13. Dec 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Cameron Carpenter Orgel
Johann Sebastian Bach Präludium und Fuge Es-Dur BWV 552
Fantasia und Fuge g-Moll BWV 542
Pause Modest Mussorgsky «Bilder einer Ausstellung» (Arr. Cameron Carpenter)
Prices CHF 55
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG

He is one of the most colourful organists around – now Cameron Carpenter is making his debut with us. He once had his first encounter with an organ in a children's magazine. There was a photo, not of a church, but of one of the cinema organs that were once commonplace. Perhaps it also has something to do with the fact that the American organist always appropriated works that were not actually intended for the organ. For this programme, he has arranged Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and elicited yet another facet from the legendary piano cycle, which also became famous in orchestral or pop versions. There is also Bach, in the original: Because this composer is also so important to Cameron Carpenter that he has released one of his CDs under the title "All You Need is Bach".

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