26th International Summer Organ Concerts Festival

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Antique instruments and interiors, guests from Poland and abroad and seven evenings with music: the 26th International Festival Summer Organ Concerts started in June this year and runs until 27 July. The programme features organ classics by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Bach and Franck alongside a wide panorama of music from the days long before Maestro Johann Sebastian. We will hear works by Jakub Polak who followed in the footsteps of King Henry III of France as he fled Poland to Paris and Girolamo Frescobaldi, one of the most important composers of late Renaissance and early Baroque, and compositions from Gdańsk (1591) and Pelplin (1st half of the 17th century) tablatures. The event traditionally intertwines the beauty of music and architecture: festival concerts take us to the proud, Gothic St Mary’s Basilica, the Baroque Carmelite church, the Pauline Church rising above the Vistula and the Church of the Holy Cross with the ceiling supported by a single pillar. (Barbara Skowrońska)

20 June 2017, 7:30pm, St Mary’s Church

Petra Veenswijk (Netherlands)

Henri Constant Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Trois Pièces Op. 29
Gaston Bélier (1863-1938): Toccata
Henri Édouard Dallier (1849-1934): Cinq Invocations
Henri Nibelle (1883-1963): Prelude and fugue Salve Regina
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911): I Organ Sonata in D minor Op. 42 (III. Final. Allegro assai)

5 July 2017, 8pm, Pauline Basilica

Jerzy Dziubiński (Warsaw)

Anonim (17th century): Dance from Poland, Good Polish Dance, Cantio polonica, Volta polonica, Wyrwany
Jakub Polak (ca.1545 – ca.1605): Galliard in Es, Coranto in c, Galliard in F, Coranto in d, Branle de S. Nicolas
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749): Suite du deuxième ton
Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703): Messe pour Orgue
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Chorale Preludes Op. 122 No. 1 (Mein Jesu, der du mich), No. 2 (Herzliebster Jesu)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Fantasia and fugue in G minor BWV 542

8 July 2017, 7:30pm, St Mary’s Church

Fanxiu Shen (China)

Georg Muffat (1653-1704): Toccata duodecima, Passacaglia
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Prelude in F sharp minor BuxWV 146
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Toccata prima
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654, Prelude and fugue in A minor BWV 543
César Franck (1822-1890): Chorale in A minor FWV 40

12 July 2017, 8pm, Carmelite Basilica

Bogusław Grabowski (Gdańsk)

Caius Schmidtlein (Gdańsk Tablature, 1591): Phantasia quinti toni
Paul Siefert (1586-1666): Fantasia a 3
Andrzej Rohaczewski (Pelplin Tablature, 1st half of the 17th century): Canzona a 4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147, Chorale Jesus bleibet meine Freude, Fantasia in G major BWV 572
Jehan Alain (1911-1940): Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin, Postlude pour l’office de complies, Litanies
Bogusław Grabowski (*1955): improvisation

14 July 2017, 8pm, Pauline Basilica

Irena Wisełka-Cieślar (Łódź)

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BuxWV 184
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 647
Johann Gottfried Walter (1684-1748): Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia and fugue in C minor BWV 537, Partita O Gott du frommer Gott BWV 767, Fugue in C minor BWV 575, Prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 546

18 July 2017, 19.00, Church of the Holy Cross

Ennio Cominetti (Italy)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Toccata seconda (II Libro), Bergamasca (Fiori musicali), Toccata quinta sopra i pedali e senza (II Libro)
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785): Tre tempi di Sonata
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Toccata in c
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733
Gaetano Valeri (1760-1822): Sonata in F major, Sonata in C major, Sonata in G major
Niccolò Moretti (1764-1821): Sonata ad uso Sinfonia

27 July 2017, 8pm, Carmelite Basilica

Florian Pagitsch (Austria)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 546, Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr BWV 664, O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV 656
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Andante in F major KV 616
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Prelude and fugue B-A-C-H
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925): Scherzo in E major
Bonaventura Somma (1893-1960): Toccata



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