St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Lilia Yakusheva (organ)

The IХ International Organ Festival Mariinsky

Nikolaus Bruhns
Prelude in E minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Chorale prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662

Robert Schumann
Nicht zu schnell (No. 5) from Studien in kanonischer Form, Op. 56

August Gottfried Ritter
Organ Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 19

Pierre du Mage
Plein Jeu, Récit et Dialogue (sur les grands jeux)

Gabriel Pierné
Cantilène, Op. 29 No. 2

Johann Pachelbel
Chaconne in D minor

César Franck
Prélude, Fugue et Variation

Louis Lefébure-Wély

Preformed by Lilia Yakusheva (organ)

Making her debut at the festival, Moscow Conservatory student Lilia Yakusheva will be presenting works from two major organ traditions – the German and the French schools – and from two eras that have proved the most fruitful for organ music – the Baroque and Romanticism. These traditions and ages are interconnected: Germany’s Bruhns and Pachelbel and France’s Du Mage, like many of the other great composers of the Baroque, anticipated the phenomenon that was Bach, who had a profound knowledge of the music of his predecessors and contemporaries. This dialogue with predecessors was something that was to be continued by composers of the 19th century (Schumann, Ritter and Franck) who made use of the timbre richness of the new concert organs, which paved the way for major Romantic forms.

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