Tuesday, May 7
The first Tuesday evening of the month will strike the right note with one of Stingray Classica’s favourites: the organ! Its main champion is Oliver Latry, current holder of the Great Organ of the Notre Dame in Paris, ambassador of French organ music and a passionate advocate for the art of improvisation. The evening airs a recent concert at the Notre Dame, in which Latry showcases pieces of Bach, Vierne, and Daquin. This is followed by the compelling docu film In the Organ’s Stomach, in which Latry takes the viewers on a captivating journey through the organ’s mechanism and reveals the absolute modernity of the great Cavaillé-Coll made instrument.
Tuesday, May 7 at 21:00 | Le Grand Orgue in Concert
Current holder of “Great Organ of the Notre Dame,” Olivier Latry began his musical career when he enrolled in Gaston Litaize’s organ class at the Academy of Saint-Maur at the age of 16. In 1985, at 23 years of age, Latry was awarded the post of one of four “titulaires des grands orgues” of Notre Dame, Paris. Besides enriching the musical world as an organist, improvisor and composer, Olivier Latry also works as a Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire de Paris. This performance of his, showcasing pieces of Bach, Vierne and Daquin, was recorded in 2015, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Tuesday, May 7 at 22:10 | In the Organ's Stomach
Olivier Latry is the current holder of the Great Organ of Notre Dame. Between its original religious function and the interest of composers of all times, the great organ Cavaillé-Coll reveals its absolute modernity. Latry is considered one of the greatest organists of his generation, both in France and internationally. He sees himself as an ambassador of French music from the 17th through the 20th centuries as well as an advocate for the art of improvisation. Pieces played in the film are: Pierre Cochereau’s Boléro, Louis Vierne’s Carillon of Westminster and Scherzo from Symphony No. 2, Alexandre Guilmant’s Sonata No. 1, Charles-Marie Widor’s Gothic Symphony, Marcel Dupre’s Cortège, Litanie and J. S. Bach’s Passacaille & Fugue.