Music by Widor, Hollins and Parker.
Thursday 1 March 2018 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
The organ matinée subscription featuring performances by Sweden’s leading organists has expanded and gained more and more popularity. With its magnificent facade, the organ in Konserthuset Stockholm is one of the most famous in Europe, and with 6,100 pipes, it is also one of the biggest.
Since 2016, Robert Bennesh has been the cathedral organist at Lund Cathedral. In addition to his training in church music and organ at the Malmö Academy of Music, he studied at Yale University in the US, where he obtained a soloist diploma.
At this concert, he presents music by British composer Alfred Hollins and American Horatio Parker, known not only for his organ compositions, but also as the teacher of composer Charles Ives at Yale University.
We will also get to hear music by one of the greatest names in organ music: French Charles-Marie Widor. As a 25-year-old, he was appointed organist at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, a position he held for 64 years! The great organ at Saint-Sulpice, built by Cavaillé-Coll, was a major source of inspiration for Widor. It was, among other things, what spurred him to compose the ten organ symphonies. Here, Robert Bennesh will play selections from the warm and inviting Symphony No. 8.
The musicApproximate times
Alfred Hollins Concert Overture No. 1 for organ8 min
Charles-Marie Widor Allegro and Adagio from Organ Symphony No. 814 min
Horatio Parker Organ Sonata in E flat major27 min
- Robert Bennesh organ