Four organ masters from both sides of the Atlantic put the powerful and flexible Walt Disney Concert Hall organ through its paces via imaginative recital programs.

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Jane Parker-Smith

A revered organ master appears with an extraordinary recital.

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Program

  • BACH (arr. Fox): “Nun danket alle Gott,” from Cantata No. 79, BWV 79
  • César FRANCK: Fantaisie in A major
  • KREBS: Chorale Prelude on “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”
  • WIDOR: Marche Pontificale, from Organ Symphony in C minor, Op. 13, No. 1
  • Jean LANGLAIS: La Nativité, from Poèmes Évangéliques, Op. 2
  • Joseph JONGEN: Sonata Eroïca, Op. 94
  • Intermission
  • Andreas WILLSCHER: Allegro barbaro, from Toccata alla Rumba
  • LISZT (trans. Guillou): Orpheus
  • Denis BÉDARD: Rhapsodie sur le nom de LAVOIE
  • DUPARC (trans. Fournier): Aux étoiles
  • DETHIER: Variations on “Adeste Fideles”

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  • Jane Parker-Smith organ
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Christian Schmitt

The German organist debuts with a special focus on Bach.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN: Fugue on B-A-C-H No. 1
  • Toshio HOSOKAWA: Cloudscape
  • BACH: Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540
  • Jean LANGLAIS: Etude for Pedal Solo No. 7, “Alleluia”
  • Intermission
  • Arvo PÄRT: Annum per annum
  • BACH: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654a
  • Max REGER: Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46

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  • Christian Schmitt organ
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Wayne Marshall

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Program

  • Wayne MARSHALL: Improvisation on themes of Bernstein, “Homage à Lenny”
  • DUPRÉ: Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23
  • George C. BAKER: Deux Evocations
  • Intermission
  • WIDOR: Organ Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 42 No. 2
  • Andrew AGER: Toccata & Fugue
  • MESSIAEN: Les mages & Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité du Seigneur
  • Wayne MARSHALL: Improvisation on themes of Beethoven

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  • Wayne Marshall organ
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Monica Czausz

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Program

  • BRAHMS (arr. Czausz): Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Intermezzo in A minor
  • Karg-Elert: Sinfonische Kanzone, Op. 85, No. 2
  • BACH: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
  • BRAHMS (arr. Czausz): Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Intermezzo in A major
  • BRAHMS (arr. Czausz): Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Ballade in G minor
  • COPLAND: Preamble for a Solemn Occasion
  • TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Guillou/Czausz): Scherzo from Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
  • Percy WHITLOCK: Fantasie Chorale No. 2 in F-sharp minor
  • DVOŘÁK (trans. Lemare/Czausz): Carnival Overture, Op. 92

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  • Monica Czausz organ