Widor From Organ Symphony No. 5
Symphonic music for organ.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 6 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 4.
French Charles-Marie Widor is one of the biggest names in organ music. At just 25 years of age, he was appointed organist of the renowned Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, a position he held for 64 years! The enormous organ at Saint-Sulpice was a great source of inspiration for Widor.
Among other things, it inspired him to compose ten of his organ symphonies. Toccata, which is the finale of the fifth organ symphony, is one of Widor’s most famous pieces.
This excerpt of music is from episode 4 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
Charles-Marie Widor Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in f minor op 42:1
Ulf Norberg organ