Friday 03 November

Pipeworks with David Adams

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 6:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: FREE TICKETED EVENT

BOOKING INFO
FEATURING
  • David Leigh
    organ
EVENT INFO
Programme:
  • Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) 
    Verdun from Sonata Eroica, Organ Sonata No.2, Op.151 (8’)
  • Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
    Canon and Poco allegro from Bagatelles Op.47 (9’)
  • Jean Langlais (1907-91) 
    Chant Héroique from Neuf pièces Op.40 (4’)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
     Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Op.122/5 (3’) 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43 (4’)
  • César Franck (1822-90)
     Pièce héroïque from Trois pièces pour grand orgue (8’)

All three composers from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s evening’s symphony orchestra concert are represented here: a serene prelude by Brahms; bagatelles by Dvorak; and the Finale of Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus, on whose theme the fourth movement of the Eroica symphony is based. Beethoven’s hero was Napoleon, and the remaining pieces also focus on the heroic. While Stanford pays tribute to the French army that suffered incalculable losses at the battle of Verdun (1917), and Langlais to Jehan Alain, slain in the Second World War, César Franck’s Pièce héroïque explores the battle between major and minor, and good and evil, ending in glorious triumph.