Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
The young American organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter brings his extraordinary manual and pedal dexterity to bear on the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ in the first two concerts exploring the works of the greatest composer for the instrument, J S Bach, and his own extraordinary improvisations.
Famous for his prodigious abilities and performance flair, Cameron Carpenter in these concerts plays Bach both in its original form and as viewed through the prism of other composers - including himself: the concert includes his reworking of part of a Bach solo violin partita. Alongside it are a chorale prelude arranged for piano by Busoni, and Henry Wood's and Busoni's arrangements of the famous D minor Toccata and Fugue re-imagined by Camerom Carpenter.
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 - excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter)
Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536 (6 mins)
Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter)
Carpenter: Improvisation on B-A-C-H
J. S. Bach: "Evolutionary" Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565, (arr. Wood, Busoni and Carpenter)
Cameron Carpenter (organ).