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Göteborgs Konserthus Organ tunes by Widor

Thrilling notes from Widor, Rachmaninov and other masters. Enjoy the best of French Romanticism with organist David Higgs.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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“I wish I had never written it!” The prelude in C sharp minor was such a success that the incomparably skilled pianist Sergei Rachmaninov got tired of his work. We don’t. In this organ concert, we get to hear some of the organ world’s top show numbers interspersed with finely tuned hymns dedicated to the changes of autumn. 

The in-demand American virtuoso David Higgs is once again a guest at Gothenburg’s International Organ Festival. To conclude, we hear Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony No. 6, which was written for a celebratory concert at the Trocadéro in Paris. A showcase of all that the mighty romantic French organs had to offer. 


Get to know the music:


J S Bach Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29 (arr M. Dupré) 5 min

Bolcom Gospel Preludes, No 1 What a Friend We Have in Jesus! 9 min

Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor (arr L. Vierne) 5 min

Sowerby Comes Autumn Time 8 min

Intermission 25 min

Barraine Deuxième Prélude (Psaume de David CXVI) 6 min

Widor Organ Symphony No 6 36 min

Sunday 20 October 2024: The event ends at approx. 17.00


David Higgs organ

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