Kosmos Organ – Christian Schmitt

Kosmos Organ – Christian Schmitt

Christian Schmitt (Foto: Joseph Khakshouri)

Kosmos Organ – Christian Schmitt

Sat 01. Jul 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Christian Schmitt Orgel
Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasie G-Dur BWV 572 «Pièce d'orgue»
Toshio Hosokawa «Cloudscape»
Charles-Marie Widor 1. Satz aus der Orgelsinfonie «Romane» op. 73
György Ligeti «Volumina»
Max Reger Fantasie und Fuge d-Moll op. 135b
Prices CHF 55
Programme Notes
Kosmos Orgel – Christian Schmitt
News & Geschichten
What Kind of Music Blows Fuses?
News & Geschichten
Intro mit dem Organisten Christian Schmitt
Toshio Hosokawa

If there were a hit parade for organ works, the works in this programme would all be at the top of the list. They are milestones in the history of organ music; however, some of them were originally stumbling blocks. Ligeti's masterpiece "Volumina", for example, is a challenge not only for organists but also for organs; at a performance in Bern, all the fuses once blew in the French Church. That will not happen with the new Tonhalle organ. On the contrary, it will be able to show what it is capable of.

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