Municipal Organ Concert

Bach à l’Improviste
 

Vincent Thévenaz

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Praeludium E-Dur BWV 566

Vincent Thévenaz (1979)
Improvisatie: Choral imaginaire ‘O Bach, du lieber Bach’
 

Jürgen Essl

Johann Sebastian Bach
An wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653

Jürgen Essl (1961)
Improvisatie: Souaboise


Vincent Thévenaz

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf zu Dir BWV 639

Vincent Thévenaz
Improvisatie: Toccata démolie
 

Jürgen Essl

Johann Sebastian Bach
Praeludium und Fuga d-moll BWV 539

Jürgen Essl
DEMOLTOKATA

This concert is a collaboration with Stadsorgelconcerten

Vincent Thévenaz is professor of organ and improvisation at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, and titular organist and carilloneur of the Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneva. Having benefited from a broad training (organ, piano, classical and jazz improvisation, musicology, musical theory, direction, singing, French and Russian letters), he aspires to make known and appreciated the many different facets of the organ: as a soloist and also with other instruments. He also plays different keyboard instruments, such as harmonium, Hammond and theatre organ, and carillon. Passionate about improvisation, he devotes himself to it on the piano and the organ, in concert or to accompany silent films.

Jürgen Essl studied organ in Germany and France with Ludger Lohmann and Francis Chapelet, completing his studies in Vienna with Michael Radulescu. He was Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart since 2003, and Jürgen Essl has also served as Professor for Organ at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and organist at the Castle Church of Sigmaringen. In 2008 he led the international ‘Kongress der Kirchenmusik’ in Stuttgart, one of the largest meetings on sacred music in the world. He is a co-founder of the International Summer Academy of Music - ISAM in Ochsenhausen, Germany. A special expertise of Jürgen Essl is his inexhaustible flair and fantasy for free improvisation on the organ. As a composer, Essl’s works have been performed by some of the leading choirs and orchestras.

Municipal Organ Concert
'Bach à l'Improviste'
Vincent Thévenaz (CH) & Jürgen Essl (D)
21-07-2022
16:00-17:00
Grote of St.-Bavokerk

Entree:
€ 3.50 Door-Sale
€ 3.50 Online Pre-Sale