Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Hector’s photo from the 1986 Detroit AGO Convention Program Book
…classical and theater organ wizard Hector Olivera demonstrates his legendary versatility in a wide variety of repertoire.
Olivera’s acclaimed improvisations often weave together themes by Bach or Vierne or Messiaen with tunes like Somewhere over the rainbow or Teddy Bear’s Picnic, with entertaining results. His playing combines a deep musical intelligence and an unstoppable keyboard dexterity.
These concert performances were taped during the 1986 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Detroit, featuring the 4-manual, 36-rank Wurlitzer in the city’s massive Fox Theatre. Classical repertoire, recorded on the 1742 Hinsz organ in Kampen.
J.S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, S. 582
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Chorale-prelude, Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Opus 122, number 9