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Prom 52 (part 2): Thierry Escaich

Episode 2 of 2

An organ Prom featuring soloist Thierry Escaich concludes with music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Bach and beyond - a fascinating musical journey with Thierry Escaich, live at the BBC Proms. Escaich juxtaposes the organ music of JS Bach with responses to it by Mendelssohn and Brahms, as well as demonstrating his own improvisatory skills on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, WoO 10
Brahms: Chorale Prelude 'Herzliebster Jesu'
Bach: Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude', BWV 615

8.20 pm Interval

8.40 pm
Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686
Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata in A major, Op.65 No.3
Brahms: Chorale Prelude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen', Op.122 No.1
Bach: Chorale 'Christ ist erstanden', BWV 746 (attrib.)

Thierry Escaich (organ)

Thierry Escaich is the renowned organist of the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris (where he is a successor to Maurice Duruflé), and an ambassador of the great French School of improvisation.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Aug 2015 20:40

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Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Organ Sonata in A major, Op. 65 No. 3

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).
  • Johannes Brahms

    Chorale Prelude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen', Op. 122 No. 10

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).
  • Escaich

    Chorale-Etude 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).
  • J.S. Bach (attrib)

    Chorale 'Christ ist erstanden', BWV 746

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).
  • Escaich

    Chorale-Étude 'Christ ist erstanden'

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).
  • Escaich

    Improvisation: Suite on Themes by J. S. Bach

    Performer: Thierry Escaich (organ).

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