Friday 23 March 2018

Pipeworks with David Leigh

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 6:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: FREE TICKETED EVENT

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  • David Leigh
    organ
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Programme:
  • Samuel Barber (1910-81)
     Wondrous Love (Variations on a shape note hymn), Op.34 (7’)
  • Jean Langlais (1907-91)
    Symphony No.1 (33’)

This evening’s organ recital reflects two stands of the NSO concert – an American composer’s use of a Shaker melody, here seen in a rare solo organ work by Samuel Barber, and a twentieth century composer’s reimagining of the traditional four movement symphonic structure. Like Shostakovich’s First Symphony, Langlais’ work, one of the very few post-Vierne works to bear the name Symphony, adopts the traditional pattern, but as with Shostakovich’s student work, heavily inspired as it was by the neoclassical works of Stravinsky, Langlais draws on new harmonic and textual language within the established structure.