27th International Summer Organ Concerts Festival

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Huge sounds and enormous sizes: we encounter the king of instruments during the 27th International Summer Organ Concerts Festival at Kraków’s churches (18 June – 20 July). The main strength of the event lies in the masterful performances and the diversity of the repertoire, reaching beyond the canon of “obvious” compositions by Bach, Buxtehude, Vierne or Messiaen. During the festival opening (18 June), Jan Van Mol recalls works by Jan Křtitel Kuchař, one of the performers during the Prague premiere of The Marriage of Figaro. On 22 June, Ines Maidre performs works by the contemporary Norwegian composer Reidar Sløgedal. Jan Pieter Lanooy reaches for the 16th-century Tablature by Jan of Lublin (26 June), while Liudmila Matsyura performs Kyrie by Lani Smith, the American composer of sacral music who passed away a few years ago (29 June). In July, Kristel Aer performs Dialogue by Ester Mägi, the First Lady of Estonian Music (13 July), while Grazia Salvatori recalls Girolamo Frescobaldi’s Fiori Musicali (20 July). The programme of the festival will be rounded off by recitals by two Polish artists: Łukasz Mandola (9 July) and Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois (16 July). (Barbara Skowrońska)

18 June 2018, 7pm
Holy Cross Church
Jan Van Mol (Antwerp, Belgium)

Jan Křtitel Kuchař (1751-1829) Pastorale in C major, Partita in C major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1792) Adagio in C
Sonata del Sig. Mozart ridotta per l’organo (anonymous, Italy, 18th century, based on Kleine Nachtmusik K. 525)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Variations Onder een groene linde
Abraham van den Kerckhoven (1618-1701) Fantasia
Charles-Marie van Helmont (1715-1790) Menuet with Variations
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Praeludium et fuga in C BWV 553, Praeludium et fuga in F BWV 556, Praeludium et fuga in g BWV 557, Praeludium et fuga in G BWV 558, Praeludium et fuga in B BWV 560

22 June 2018, 8pm
Pauline Church
Ines Maidre (Bergen, Norway)

Joan Bautista Cabanilles (1644-1712) Tiento de batalla 5° tono Punt baix
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Ciacona in e BuxWV 160
Georg Böhm (1661-1733) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend
Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693) Passacaglia
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653, Toccata in E major BWV 566
Alfred Karindi (1901-1969) III Organ Sonata in F minor (II. Berceuse)
Reidar Sløgedal (*1963) Four Fantasias on the theme of M. Lindeman’s Kirken den er et gammalt hus

26 June 2018, 8pm
Carmelite Church
Jan Pieter Lanooy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Tablature of Jan of Lublin (ca. 1537-1548) Corea, Italica, Alia Poznane, Ad novem saltus, Hayducky
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Te Deum Laudamus BuxWV 218
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Variations Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 769
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) Prelude and Fugue B-A-C-H

29 June 2018, 8pm
Carmelite Church
Liudmila Matsyura (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)

Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) Grand chœur
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Praeludium et fuga in g BWV 535
Lani Smith (1934-2015) Kyrie
René Louis Becker (1882-1956) I Organ Sonata in G major Op. 40 (I. Praeludium festivum)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Apparition de l'Église éternelle
Guy Bovet (*1942) Salamanca
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944) Elfes
Jesús Guridi (1886-1961) Final

9 July 2018, 7pm
Jesuit Church
Łukasz Mandola (Opole, Poland)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in E flat major BWV 552
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) VI Organ Symphony in G minor Op. 42 No. 2
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Messe basse Op. 30

13 July 2018, 8pm
Pauline Church
Kristel Aer (Tallinn, Estonia)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in E flat major BWV 552, An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653
Gustav Adolf Merkel (1827-1885) V Sonata in D minor Op. 118
Ester Mägi (*1922) Dialog
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) II Organ Symphony in D major Op. 13 No. 2 (VI. Finale. Allegro)

16 July 2018, 8:15pm
St Anne’s Church
Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois (Kraków, Poland)

Diego Xarava [y Bruna] (1652-1714) Ydea vuena por A la mi re
Pablo Bruna (1611-1679) Tiento 5° tono de mano izquierda
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) Sonata in F major H 84, Wq 70 No. 3
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine, Consolation in D flat major
Max Reger (1873-1916) Variations and Fugue “God save the King”
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen Op. 65 No. 17, Nun danket alle Gott (Marche triomphale) Op. 65 No. 59

20 July 2018, 8pm
Pauline Church
Grazia Salvatori (Bari, Italy)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Fiori Musicali: Messa della Madonna
Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663) Kyrie Dominicale (3. Versus (Christe)), Canzon in F
Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (1720-1795) Sonate in D, Sonate in G
Mélanie Bonis (1858-1937) Elevation, Communion
Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar (1696-1715) / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Concerto in C major BWV 595
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 659, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein BWV 734
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) / Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Concerto in G minor BWV 975
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733



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