Live at the BBC Proms. Olivier Latry plays transcriptions and arrangements for the organ by Bach, de Falla, Beethoven, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Gigout, Khachaturian and Widor.
Live at BBC Proms: Olivier Latry (organ), with a selection of musical favourites and novelties including works by Bach, de Falla, Beethoven, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Gigout, Khachaturian and Widor.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Aram Khachaturian - Gayane – Sabre Dance (transcr. Kiviniemi)
Manuel de Falla - El amor brujo – Ritual fire dance (transcr. Latry)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Adagio in F major (for mechanical clock)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Eugène Gigout - Air célèbre de la Pentecôte
Franz Liszt (arr. Guillou) - Prelude and Fugue on the name BACH, S 260
Charles‐Marie Widor - Bach's Memento – No. 4: Marche du veilleur de nuit
Camille Saint‐Saëns - Danse macabre (arr. Lemare)
Olivier Latry (organ)
Celebrated French organist Olivier Latry returns to the Proms for the first time in over a decade for a programme centred around transcriptions and arrangements for the ‘King of Instruments’.
The organist of Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral roams through 250 years of music in a wide-ranging recital programme that stretches from Bach to Falla.
There’s a rhythmic charge to the recital, which includes virtuosic transcriptions of Khachaturian’s frenzied Sabre Dance, Falla’s hypnotic Ritual Fire Dance and Saint-Saëns’s devilish Danse macabre, as well as Bach’s dramatic Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and Bach arrangements by French organist-composers Widor and Gigout.