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Proms 2018 Prom 10: Fauré, Franck & Widor’s Toccata

Prom 10
Prom 10: Fauré, Franck & Widor’s Toccata
11:00 Sun 22 Jul 2018 Prom 10
Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna makes her Proms debut with a programme of French 19th- and 20th-century organ music, including Widor’s thrilling Organ Symphony with its virtuoso Toccata, and works by Fauré, Franck and Thierry Escaich.
Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna makes her Proms debut with a programme of French 19th- and 20th-century organ music, including Widor’s thrilling Organ Symphony with its virtuoso Toccata, and works by Fauré, Franck and Thierry Escaich.

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Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna makes her Proms debut with a programme of French 19th- and 20th-century music.

Widor’s thrilling Organ Symphony No. 5, with its famous final-movement Toccata, offers sprawling, extrovert drama, a mood it shares with prize-winning French composer-organist Thierry Escaich’s exuberant Évocations, with their nods to Baroque and Renaissance music.

Works by Franck and Bach’s great G major Fantasia, with its ‘wonderful variations and foreign tones’, complete the programme given on the Royal Albert Hall’s famous ‘Father’ Willis organ.

There will be no interval

Image: Iveta Apkalna © Nils Vilnis

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