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Cameron Carpenter Organ Recital 2/2

Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of JS Bach, performed both as Bach originally wrote it and in adaptations and improvisations by Carpenter himself.

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Christopher Cook

In the second of his two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of the grandfather of composers for the instrument - JS Bach - in works performed both as Bach originally wrote them, and as reconceived by Cameron Carpenter himself.

In the former category, this recital includes the well known Fantasia and Fugue in G minor; in the latter, the famous Prelude and Fugue in D major, in a version cross-fertilised with the music of Gustav Mahler. And, in between, Cameron Carpenter demonstrates his prodigious abilities in that traditional organist's art - improvisation.

Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Carpenter: √Čtude-Fantasy for Pedals on the Prelude from J.S Bach's First Cello Suite
Bach and Mahler, arr. Carpenter: Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major

Cameron Carpenter (organ)

1 hour, 10 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue No.15 in G major BWV 860

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Imrpovisation after Cello Suite in G Major

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Improvisation on the Bouree from Cello Suite No.3 in C major BWV 1009

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major (arr. C. Carpenter after Mahler)

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