Friday 27 April 2018

Pipeworks with Simon Harden

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 6:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: FREE TICKETED EVENT

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  • Simon Harden
    organ
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Programme:
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fugue in E minor D952 (4’)
  • Petr Eben (1929-2007)
     Four Biblical Dances (32’)

This colourful programme, like the symphonic concert that follows, is characterised by musical innovation, dance, the exploration of exotic timbres, and the contrast of darkness and light. Eben’s dances explore the rhythmic, even percussive possibilities of the organ while remaining within the traditional ecclesiastical domain. As Schubert’s eighth symphony occupies a unique position in his compositional corpus, so his fugue gives us a rare glimpse of his potential to write for the organ.